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
 

Chana Rafalovitsh
(Leybovitsh, Klap)

 

 

[Note: both photos were included within the Chana's Lexicon bio; the man on the left is unidentified].

Born in Iasi, Romania, and was raised in Bucharest, where her family went over to. She and her sister Fannie and a brother Yeshaya were, as grown-up children, taken into the troupe of Horowitz and Segalesko in "Pomul Verde" in the epoch of the Tisa Eslar protest. Fannie and her brother shortly thereafter left the stage. In R. had love for a rich, younger man Rafalovitsh, who would travel wherever she traveled, and after that she married him, and she acted for two years with Goldenberg and Yuvelir (Juvelier).

R. left her husband and went to Austria, where she married theatre director Tanentsap, then went off to Buenos Aires, where she was killed by a Spaniard.

According to Y. Weinstock, she was one of the first prima donnas with a great voice.
 

Sh. E. from Y. Weinstock and M. E. from Moshe Schorr and Itsikl Goldenberg.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5670.
 

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