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
 

Yetta Samuilov-Schorr

 

One of the first prima donnas of the Yiddish stage in Europe. Around 1890 she was married to actor Samuilov, who had acted in Russia and Galicia. Later she had married the prompter Lukatsher.

She performed as a prima donna in Valera Garden and later with Vertheyt in Budapest (Hungary), where she married the then prompter Anshel Schorr and then with him together were engaged in Kalmen Juvelier's troupe in Rumania (circa 1896).

Later she came to America and there acted in various theatres and passed away in New York circa 1929.

According to M. B. Samuilov, S. was a fine actress, a very popular prima donna (especially in "Shulamis" and in the prima donna role of "Bar kokhba" and "Shlomo hamelekh") and very much appreciated among her colleagues due to her devoted friendship.


Sh. E. from M. B. Samuilov.

  • B. Gorin -- "History of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, p. 243.

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1441.
 

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