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
 

Gertrude Vinik
 

 

V. was born on 25 May 1904 in Stepin, Rovno region, Volin. Her father was a house builder.

She learned a little Yiddish. In 1913 she came with her family to Philadelphia, America, where she learned in public school, and she studied music at Comb's Conservatory and also with a private teacher.

In 1924 she performed in the chorus of Philadelphia's Yiddish theatre where she also acted in children's roles and later in episodic roles for adults.

In 1926 she debuted with Julius Nathanson in Baltimore as "Millie" in "Yoshke khvat" and remained there, acting for several weeks, later acting with Molly Cohen (sp) in Cleveland.

In 1928-29 she acted as a soubrette in New York's Hopkinson Theatre, and in 1929-30 in Glickman's Palace Theatre in Chicago.


M. E.

Jacob Kirschenbaum -- Neye pnys'er oyf unzer bine", "Morning Journal", N.Y., 30 Nov 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 725.
 

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