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
 

Sarah (-Sheyndl) Rozenberg
(Herman)


Born in Iasi, Romania. Father -- conductor for Goldfaden. According to the memoirs of Itzhak Libresko, her father could be "Velvl der groyser', who had first written the notes for the melodies, that Goldfaden had "composed" for his same first plays in Iasi. She had She had, due to her parents' situation, very early associated herself with the Yiddish theatre, and thanks to her beautiful voice, began as a prima donna.

In the Goldfaden troupe, she made the acquaintance of the young actor Yosef Rozenberg, married him and followed the same path to the stage as him. Transferring from prima donna roles to character roles, later to mother roles, as Z. Shokhat writes, had "no small success also had Madame Rozenberg in her mother roles. She became an first-rate performer".

In "Bader's Calendar" it is indicated that she is a first-class mother role player in the operettas, as in dramas.

The trudging around across the small towns and villages under very difficult conditions, had undermined her health and she passed away in March 1923.

Her daughter, Berta, a Yiddish actress, was involved in a tragic death in New York. Her son, Tuviya, a Yiddish prompter and actor, and her father-in-law Emil Frides, were in Hitler's period killed by the Nazis. Her daughter Golditsa, who was a "slice" of a capable actress, passed away as a nine-year old child.
 

M. E. from her husband Yosef Rozenberg.

  • Z. Shokhat -- Geshtorben in lemberg a idisher aktyor, vos in a gantsen leben geven toyb, "Forward", N. Y., 28 May 1932.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5049.
 

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