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
 

Chana Stromberg
 

 

Born in Braslov, Podolia Gubernia, Russia.

She was descended from a theatrical-musical family. Her father possessed a beautiful voice, a love of singing, [gehlumt] to become a cantor, but.....

At the age of twelve she came with her family to America. Here she entered the chorus of the Arbeiter Ring (Workmen's Circle) under the direction of Meir Pozner, and after a short time she became the soloist during the times when the choruses appeared. She drew attention due to her [hartsik] lyrical soprano voice, and she became very popular as a concert singer and interpreter of Yiddish folk- and art songs.

Together with Al. Harris, as the first female singer she traveled across America on a concert tour for the "Yiddish Nats. Artb. Farband", afterwards on a similar tour for the "International Worker's Union", together with her husband, the actor and singer Misha Rappel, and the actors Victor Pecker, Wolf Barzel, Chana Spector, and the musician Moshe Rauch. Her daughter, Ruth Storey, an actress on the American stage, who also performed in the movies and on television, married a Broadway-film star Richard Conte. Her son Arthur Stromberg is associated with the American theatre. He was married to the American actress Wesley Ward. S. was married to the cantor, singer, writer and theatrical Mordechai Irdini.
 

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Celia Adler -- "Celia Adler dertseylt", New York, 1959, p. 672.
Al. Harris -- Farband turn veren alt -- 40 yohr, "Day Morning Journal", New York, 4 January 1962. "Forward", New York, 5 January 1962.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 4, page 3294.
 

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