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
 

Brocha Skolnick
(Goldman)
 

 

S. was born in Vinnitsa, Ukraine. She is descended from a line of rabbis, Chasidim and businessmen.

She received a traditional, while at the same time, secular education. She completed a gymnasium, a music school and she learned Yiddish. As a child she participated in amateur productions in Russian and Yiddish.

She came to America and she learned English and performed in college. But due to drive to the Estrada[?], she changed in between semesters and took to performing in small and large radio programs, as a singer and also in episodic roles in radio dramas. She acted afterwards at the Clinton Theatre (Directors Israel Rosenberg and Vera Rozanka), the National Theatre, the Parkway Theatre and Elsmere Theatre as a prima donna, also in dramatic and character roles.

In the summer she acted in Yiddish camp troupes and traveled with several concert tours for the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle) and other fraternal organizations across America.

During the last six years she has performed in singing concerts on the Vladek Open Forums on the East Side of New York.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 2131.
 

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