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
 

Annie Thomashefsky
 

 

T. was born on 2 March 1885 in New York, America. She is the sister of Boris. She learned in public school and one year in high school, as well as in a cheder. She began in roles for children in the first Yiddish troupes in America, later she went into the chorus and debuted as "Itzhak" in Goldfaden's "The Sacrifice of Isaak" at the Windsor Theatre, afterwards acting for a season in the Grand Theatre. She changed for a year's time from acting, afterwards being taken in as a soubrette at the Windsor Theatre (Manager -- Sprachner), about half of a season acting in the Start? Theatre (106th Street and Lexington Avenue), three seasons with her brother Boris in the People's Theatre, and three seasons with her brother and Edelstein in the National Theatre.

After her marriage to Isidor Edelstein she acted for her difficult, Joseph Edelstein, in the People's Theatre, then with her husband and Picon-Kalich-Rumshinsky in Kessler's Second Avenue Theatre until 1926, when she again took a break from her stage activities until the 1931-32 season, when she performed again under her husband's direction in Kessler's Second Avenue Theatre, where she only remained only to act in the 1932-33 season (Manager -- A. Edelstein and Saks).
 

M. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 847.
 

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