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
 

Katya Plavina

 

P. was born in 1894 in Aleksandrovsk, Yekaterinoslav Gubernia, Ukraine, to well-to-do parents.

She finished a five-class gymnasium, afterwards learning in a Yiddish school.

In her early youth she acted with "amateurs" and strove to become a professional actress. Due to the resistance of her parents, in 1915 she first began to act professionally with Zaslavsky, later in various other Yiddish troupes in Russia.

Later, for three years she acted together with her husband, Aleksander (Sasha) Rosental (Pishnov) in the Kiev "Kunst-vinkl (Kiev Art Corner)".

In 1928 P. acted in Paris with Joseph Kessler, guest-starring in South Africa, and in 1929 she, together with her husband, immigrated to Argentina, where she has acted since then in Argentina and in the neighboring lands of Uruguay and Chile.

Specialty: Mother and character roles.


Sh. E. from Sasha Rosental.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 687.
 

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