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
 

Rosa Silbert
(Zilbert)

 

S. was born on 10 October 1900 in New York, America.

Her parents were Jacob and Lisa Silbert.

She completed public school and learned in high school.

From age four to twelve she acted in children's roles, but she transferred out of acting due to her studies. Later she began to perform in adult roles in "Silbert's Third Street Theatre" in New York, then traveled with her parents across the province and first acted in roles with her father during their guest appearance in Buenos Aires.

Z. also acted in the Mt. Morris Theatre with Gabel, in the Yiddish Art Theatre (Schnitzer -- Ben Ami), in the province with Schildkraut. She later toured in her first roles in operettas -- at first in the Liberty and later at the Lyric Theatre. She married the manager of the Hopkinson Theatre, Oscar Green, who referred to the theatre by her name.

On the way back from her wedding of Z. on 21 July 1924, she perished during a ship catastrophe on her way from Boston to New York. She was brought to her eternal rest in New York on the burial grounds of the Yiddish Theatrical Alliance.

On Z.'s gravestone is inscribed a song from A. L. Wolfsohn.

 



M. E. from Jacob Silbert.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- The tragic death of the actress Rosa Silbert, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 24 July 1924.

  • A. Isaacson -- Rosa Silbert, the young Yiddish actress who perished on the Boston ship", "Forward", 24 July 1924.

  • I. Minols -- The Tragic Death of Rosa Silbert, "Der tog", N. Y., 25 July 1924.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 781.
 

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