Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Esther Perlman
 

 

P. was born on 26 July 1898 in  Warsaw, Poland, [breytungs] school and then became an [old man=zakn]. Her father was a governor. She learned in [fararbetern].

Unemployed during the time of the First World War, P. [hyunh] through performing in 1915 with Yiddish couplets in Warsaw's "Gigant Theatre".

In 1916 she entered into the "Fareynikte trupe (United Troupe)" in  the Elizeum Theatre, where she acted until 1920, when she went over to Yakubovitsh's itinerant troupe, came to foreign lands, acted in Frankfurt under Mangel's direction and then (from 1925-1927), together with Yakov Shefner, in Argentina (performing in May 1925 in the Gran Teatro Israelita, later "Ambu", Berlin, Paris, and then she returned to Buenos Aires.

At the end of 1927 P. returned to Europe and acted again in Paris and Berlin and in 1929, together with Itzhak Deytsh, again in Argentina (the Olympia Theatre in Buenos Aires), then in Brazil. From there she traveled back to Europe and came again to Buenos Aires, where she acted with Zigmund Turkow, and then with him across Central America. She traveled back to Europe, she performed in May 1938 in Krakow, Galicia, in the play

"A froy far ale", and in June 1938 in "Das kind fun der gas". Later she entered into "Vik"t" (director Zigmund Turkow), which performed in Lemberg, and during the outbreak of the Second World War was saved on the Asia part of the Soviet Union.

P.'s brother, Yakov, was a Yiddish actor.
 

M. E.

Sh. E. from Nechamya Tsuker.

R. Sh. [Sh. Rozhanski] -- Teater-notitsn, "Di idishe tseytung", Buenos Aires, 26 August 1929.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1835.
 

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