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
 

Dora Weissman


W. was the wife of actor Morris Weissman ("Der shvartser Weisman"), and followed the same acting path as her husband.

Sholem Santop pictured her in this way:

"Dora was a [less/lower=nidrike] Jew with several [mordes?], and almost without a [neck=haldz].

She acted in mother roles, [malicious...=beyze shvigers], and other character roles.

She had no voice for singing, and when she spoke she did so almost as a baritone."


M. E. from Charles Cohan.

Sholem Santop: "Shlof zshe, shlof meyn sohrhle", "Forward", N. Y., 12 March 1965.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5164.
 

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