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
 

Rose Lee Rozentsveyg

 

R. was born in Nikolayev, Kherson Gubernia, Ukraine. She learned Yiddish with a private teacher and Russian in a folkshul. From childhood she manifested a request to sing and declaim, and a desire to act in theatre, and she acted in children's roles in Goldfaden's "The Sacrifice of Isaac" and Lateiner's "Joseph and his Brothers".

R. became a member in the "Folksbiene" and acted in Hirshbein's "Frost-blumen", and under the direction of Jacob Rotbaum and David Licht in Sholem Asch's "Uncle Moses" ( as "The Mother"), Sholem Aleichem's "Dos groyse gevins (The Big Winner)" (as "Di mel-yidene"), in Leon Kobrin's "Riverside Drive", et al.

R. also had acted in English in "Family Upstairs", "Meydkhen in Uniform", "Angel Street" et al.

R. is a member of the Yiddish Actors' Union and had acted in the Second Avenue Theatre (Director Irving Jacobson and Irving Grossman) in Siegel's "Der khupah marsh"; later, under the management of the Actor's Union, in "Unzer teater" in the Labor Temple under the direction of Nathan Goldberg in Kalmanovitsh's "Gelt iz nit alts", and later  under the direction of Ben-Tsion Witler in Libin's "Kinder fargesn nit", later in the "Educational Alliance" in Freiman's "Di freylekhe mame", and "Dos freylekhe shneydlerl", and in the 1958-59 season, in the same theatre, under Max Bozyk and Sheftel Zak in "Di ershte shvalb" by I. Yash and "Parnussah" by Chone Gotesfeld. R. also performed as a singer in various events for Yiddish organizations.

Sh. E. from Mordechai Yachson.

Rose Lee -- Problems of a Shrinking American Yiddish Theatre, "Show Business'", N. Y., March 26, 1951.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 2279.
 

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