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
 

Tsile Urich
(Khaya Tsile Feder)

 

Born on 22 December 1887 in Lemberg, Eastern Galicia. Parents -- small dealers. At the age of seventeen, she began to act with "amateurs", with whom she acted for a year's time.

Zelig Liebgold, the business director of the Tanentsap troupe, was looking for a soubrette for the "amateur circles", and he engaged A. with the permission of her parents. Her first performance on the professional stage was as "Rivka Spodek" in "The Two Kuni Lemels" in Podhajce, Galicia, from where she wandered around with the troupe, and in 1907-8 she went over to Moshe Richter's itinerant troupe, later for some months with Ebel, Akselrad in Czernowitz and in the province, then with Aschkenazy in Iasi, and on the "Yidishn bine" (Director Edelhofer), further in Galicia with Tanentsap, and when B. Hart received a concession, she traveled with him for five years across the province of Galicia.

During the war she acted a season in Czernowitz with Akselrad, from there she flew back to Vienna, where she acted in Zigler's troupe until the start of 1918. Then she went back to Krakow, where she acted over two years under the direction of Moses Jacob, again returning for a season with Hart in Lemberg, six years with Emil Gimpel, traveling across the province with Hart's troupe, and since 1929 in Vienna with Yungvirt. In Autumn 1929 she arrived in America, and in November she performed once in the Second Avenue Theatre in "Dos yidishe harts (The Jewish Heart)".

Specialty: Character roles.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 45.
You can read her amended biography in the Lexicon, Vol. 5, the memorial volume.
 

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