Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE yIDDISH THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1967
 

Sonya Vaynberg
(Karl)

She was born on 6 March 1888 in Odessa, Ukraine.

She completed a four-class governmental school and learned in a pro-gymnasium.

After school she began to train her voice, and in 1905 she performed in the troupe of Meyerson. 

Afterwards V. acted as a prima donna with Kompaneyets, later for a year with Sabsey, a single year with Genfer, three months with Kaminski and Kompaneyets, again a year with Sabsey, She managed a direction together with Schwartzbard, and she acted some seasons with Genfer and with Fishzon.

Afterwards she spent two years with Lipovski, three months with Zandberg in Lodz, a season with Julius Adler in Lodz, and later at the Warsaw Central Theatre with Tselmeyster.

V. is the wife of director and composer Shmuel Vaynberg.

After her divorce, she withdrew the stage and performed only at certain times.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 683.
You can read Sonya's amended biography in the memorial Volume 5, by clicking here.
 

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