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
 

Vera Rosanko
(Shifra Viner)

 

R. was born in Konotop, Chernigov Gubernia, Ukraine. Her father was a contractor. She learned in a cheder and then became an extern.

She sang in shuls and also performed with singing in private innovations. Being a sister-in-law of the Yiddish actor [David] Sharavner, she began to act with him in the troupe  in children's roles, then going over to roles for adults.

After her marriage to actor and playwright Israel Rosenberg, she immigrated in 1917 to Canada, where she acted for several years in the local Yiddish troupes. In 1921 she arrived in New York, where R. acted from time to time in various Yiddish troupes, dedicating herself mainly to her husband's translations of the Ukrainian plays "Di yidishe tsiganka aza" ["Tsiganka aza"], "Zhidovka vikristi", "Natalka poltavka" and "Zalst nit gayn mit andere meydelekh", in which she acted in the main role.

During the 1960-1961 and 1962-63 season, R. acted in the "Educational Alliance".

R. also recorded the songs "Tsigele" and "Freg mikh nit" (Rosenberg-Laskovsky).

 

She debuted with poetry and stories in 1919 in "Keneder yugend", then herself published in Toronto's "Idisher zhurnal", Winnipeg's "Unzer vort", and in the New York "Der groyser kunds", "Unzer folk", "New Yorker vokhnblat", "Fraye arbayter shtime" and "Di feder". In 1934 she published in New York her book "Fun shtot un dorf" (200 pages).

R.'s sister Sonia was a Yiddish actress, the wife of actor David Sharavner. Their daughter, Vera, also is a Yiddish actress.

R.'s daughter, Betty Perlov, had for a certain time acted on the Yiddish stage.


Sh. E. from Israel Rosenberg.

  • Yankev Botoshansky -- Tsveyishn bikher un makhabrim, "Di prese", Buenos Aires, 9 May 1934.

  • Itsik Schwartz -- Naye bikher, "Czernowitzer bleter", 1 June 1934.

  • Hillel Gurny -- Tsvishn di nayeste bikher un zhurnal, "Sukhus blat", N. Y., 1934-35.

  • Dr. A. Mukdoni -- Bikher un shrayber, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 12 December 1934.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 4, page 3175.
 

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