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
 

Nellie Solomonesco
(Azara)
 

 

Born in 1889 in the state of Wisconsin, America, to religious parents. Through her aunt, the actress Fannie Margules, she was introduced to the Yiddish theatre in Chicago, and she performed there at the age of eleven as one of "Luke's daughters" in Goldfaden's "The Sacrifice of Isaac". After that the family moved across to Los Angeles, and she went into the local "Gordin Dramatic Club", where she acted in main roles in the Gordin repertoire.

Due to the illness of an actress in a Yiddish troupe who was making a guest appearance there, S. had the possibility to perform in the play "East Side Ghetto", and she has acted since with the guest-starring professional troupes.

After acting for twenty years in this way in Los Angeles, S. moved to Chicago, where she had married actor Oskar Solomonesco and acted from time to time in those troupes.
 

Sh. E. from Oscar Solomonesco.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1436.
 

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