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
 

Roza Vaksman
(Rukhl Dintenfas)
 

She was born in 1874 in Kelnovits, Galicia, to well-to-do parents.

As a child V. used to "farshteln" and sing songs. After she married actor Leon Mandeltart, she went with him to America.

Here they opened in New York a theatre on Grand Street, where they put on Goldfaden's plays.

After acting for six years in America, V. went with her husband to South Africa where she performed as a prima donna.

Due to her husband's illness, she went in 1899 to Vienna and after his death came to London where she acted with M. D. Vaksman.

Thereafter she married him, and she went with him in 1901 to South Africa, acting there for several years.

She went back to London and returned to the stage.
 

Sh. E.

  • B. Gorin -- "Di Geshikhte fun idishn teater (History of the Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, p. 198.

  • H. Hersh -- Yiddish Theatre in South Africa, "South Africa", 5, 6, 1928.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 662.
 

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