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
 

Ida Singer
(Gladstein)
 

 

Z. was born on 7 December 1889 in Warsaw, Poland.

Her father was a feldsher (old-time barber-surgeon), her mother a midwife.

At the age of twelve she came to America, where she learned Yiddish and completed a public school.

She first performed on the Yiddish stage in Chicago as "Di rebetsin" in Solotorefsky's "Yeshiva bukher (Yeshiva Boy)," (played by Elias Rothstein).

Afterwards she acted in London with Adler, Moskowitz and Feinman.

She returned to America, Z. acted in Yiddish vaudeville and after her marriage to the actor Fishel Singer, they together became directors of a Yiddish theatre in Montreal, Chelsea and Boston.

In 1923-7 Z. acted in English in the play "Abie's Irish Rose."

In 1927-8 she went back to the Yiddish stage (Lyric Theatre, Brownsville). In 1928-9 she acted in Boston.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 790.
 

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