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
 

Salli Weisenfreund
(Khaya Tsilke Fishler)

 

W. was born in 1876 in Stanislawow, Galicia. When she was a year-and-a-halfold her mother passed away, and her father took her to stay with her grandmother.

In 1892 the theatre director Treitler, whose daughter was her friend, heard her sing, and she was taken into the chorus of his troupe. Later she began to act in small roles, and in 1883 she was engaged by the director Farber for his troupe in Krakow. In 1895 she acted in Vienna and Budapest; in 1902 she came to London from where where she soon immigrated to America. Here she acted first in variety theatre, later in troupes in Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Philadelphia.

From 1909-1913 she was with her husband director of a troupe in Chicago. Later she acted in various troupes. From September 1926 to July 1927 she was together with her second husband, Nestor (Nasatir), a director in Los Angeles. Afterwards she acted at the McKinley Square Theatre (Direction by Joseph Kessler).

Her son -- The actor Muni Weisenfreund.


M. E.

  • M. Osherowitz -- "David Kessler and Muni Weisenfreund", N. Y., 1930, pp. 163-164.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 672.
 

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