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
 

Gitl Stein
 

 

Born in New York, America. Father -- a native of Istanbul (Turkey), was a captain on an English ship, studied as an engineer in Palestine, Egypt and England, and in the end settled in America, where he found employment as a mechanical engineer.

She learned until high school, but due to bad economic conditions, she had to interrupt her study of law, and due to (a need for) income, and owning a beautiful voice, she entered into the chorus of the "Second Avenue" Theatre, and, after her previous experience with actor Moshe Silberkasten, through him she was taken to Philadelphia, where she at first began to act in small (roles), and soon thereafter larger roles. Together with her husband, she went to Warsaw, where she acted in very prominent roles. She returned to America, where she entered into the "Yiddish Art Theatre" in small roles, learned to read and write Yiddish, and began to act in the operetta with Menasha Skulnik, Molly Picon and then in Philadelphia.

About her acting in "David and Esther", A. Auerbach writes:

"Gitl Stein acts the eternal half idiot, and even though she pushes about very much, see her work, that for a young actress, that should occupy an honorable place on the Yiddish stage."

 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5764.
 

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