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
 

Sara Sylvia
(Goldstein)

 

S. was born on 18 May 1893 in London, England. Her father was a chorus singer in the Yiddish theatre in America, later moving to South Africa, where he took up with shoemaking.

Here S. attended English school and acted in children's roles in the Yiddish troupes of Magidzon and Morris Vaksman, debuting in Goldfaden's "Doctor Almasada". Later she acted in soubrette roles in the Yiddish theatre in South Africa.

In 1912 she was called to London by Moshkovitsh for a theatre in which she acted in soubrette roles with Ludwig Satz.

In 1913 she went together with Morris Moshkovitsh to Argentina, where she acted as his partner. From here she traveled back to London where she acted again as Moshkovitsh's partner, until he left the Yiddish stage. Afterwards she went over to the troupe of Joseph Kessler.

In 1918 she acted on the English stage in London, together with Joseph Sherman.

In 1924 she arrived in Argentina, where she acted in the local Yiddish theatre under the direction of Y. Nuger, having the opportunity to act in 1931 with Jacob Ben-Ami and Jacob Mestel during their guest appearance in Buenos Aires.
 

Sh. E. from Leon Brest.
M. E. from Ester Wallerstein.

  • Sh. R. [Rozhanski] -- Sara sylvia's ern-ovnt, in "Ekselsior", "Id. tsayt", Buenos Aires, 22 Nov. 1929.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1486.
 

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