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
 

Nina Sheikevitz
[Hertsog]
 

Sh. was born in Stanislawow, eastern Galicia, to pious parents.

In 1902 she came with her parents to America and completed an elementary school, two years of high school and she studied Yiddish with a tutor.

As a child of eight years, Sh. participated in the school productions. Later she joined and acted in the dramatic union, where she became familiar with the actor and manager Jacob Sheikevitz, with whom she married in the year 1917.

In 1917-18, Sh. acted with her husband in the English play "Peck's Bad Boy", and in the year 1919, the youth "Harry" in Jacob Gordin's "On a heym (Without a Home)" with Sara Adler across the American province. Since 1921 she has acted under her husband's direction and followed the same path onto the stage.

Sh. also went on tours acting in the title role in the musical-comedy "Yente oyf brodvey (Yenta on Broadway)."

Sh.'s daughter, Ida, was given to the stage; also she studied with a teacher, got married to the lawyer Herbert Abramson.


M. E. and Sh. E. from Sara Kindman.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 2133.
 

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