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
 

Albertina Siftser
 

 

She was born in 1896 in Novopoltavka, Kherson Gubernia, Ukraine. In 1904, together with her family, she came to Brazil and in San Paulo and began to learn music. In 1905 she arrived in Argentina.

Already at a young age she had a leaning to put on make-up, and dress up in manly clothing, S. was a stand-in for Yiddish theatre director Finkelstein, and for twelve years she acted for Morris Axelrad in mother roles, an indication of the attention that she received. Since then she has acted in various troupes (with Vaksman, Marienhof, Goldenburg), and she has had an especially large success as "Khasye di yetumah (Chasia the Orphan)".

In 1915 S. went once again to Brazil and acted there in the Yiddish theatre with great success. The director for the Brazil Phoenix Theatre then engaged her for the Brazilian stage, and she also acted there with great success. However, due to her sister's death, S. returned to Argentina, where she remained and acted on the Yiddish stage.

On 26 September 1924 S. passed away in Rosaria.


Sh. E. from Jacob Botoshansky.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1498.
 

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