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
 

Adela Schwartz
(Finkelstein)

 

Sh. was born in 1888 in Iasi, Rumania. As a child she became an orphan and was raised by an uncle, a certain [white=veys], that had, according to David Kessler in his memoirs, acted at times in a role during the beginnings of the history of Yiddish theatre.

When Avraham Goldfaden heard her as a child, he wanted to take her but her uncle did not consent. However, when economic situation had worsened and he was transferred to Bucharest, she, at the age of eleven entered into the chorus of Segalesco.

At the age of fourteen she married actor Mordechai Schwartz and followed the same path to the stage as he did. In America she became a star in the Yiddish vaudeville houses, then spent a certain amount of time not engaged in the theatre, and committed suicide on 10 September 1934 in New York.


Sh. E. from her husband Mordechai Schwartz.

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 4949.
 

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