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
 

Frances Sincoff
(Shapiro)
 

S. was born in 1892 in Odessa, Ukraine. As a child of eight months, she came with her family to America, where she later learned in high school.

S. had a beautiful soprano voice and used to perform as the chief "actress" in the school productions that was considered in her a leaning to the stage.

Her first occurrence as a professional was as a chorus singer at the People's Theatre, where she was introduced to actor Abe Sincoff, with whom she went across with into a Yiddish vaudeville hall, and she studied songs and one-acters, in which they also performed together. After their marriage they were also hired to play the province, where she already had worked as a soubrette in legitimate Yiddish theatre.

After acting across various states and small towns of the empire, she was engaged in a Yiddish vaudeville hall in New York and was later the first soubrette in her husband's troupe at Newark's Metropolitan Theatre. Later she was engaged by Gabel, with whom she acted over ten years as a character actress.


Sh. E. from Abe Sincoff.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1495.
 

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