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
 

Lisa Salman
 

 

Born in 1899 in Bialystok, Poland, to well-to-do parents. She learned in a Yiddish school and then completed a middle school. As a student she participated in Chanukah and Purim evenings, and at the age of fourteen debuted as "Flora" in Sholem Aleichem's "Tsezeyt un tsesphreyt".

After completing the school she entered into the society "Yiddish Arts (Yidishe kunst)" under the direction of Pesakh Kaplan and Yakov Patt and performed as a singer and dancer.

During wartime, she toured for a short time with a German troupe and afterwards joined a Yiddish member's troupe. In 1919 she acted with Julius Adler in Vilna, then in Kovno with Sokolov, in Warsaw's Kaminski Theatre, in "Sambatyon" in Warsaw, later in England with the ship "Lusitania", which on 7 May 1915 underwent the ice catastrophe.

S. in her time was considered to be one of the better Yiddish coupletists and was the "sweetheart" of the East Side (the Yiddish part of New York).
 

M. E. from Morris Meyer, Moshe Zilbershteyn and Louis Kramer.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1436.
 

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