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
 

Clara Wetstein
(Nekheles-Buksenboym)

 

W. was born in 1875 in Lemberg, Galicia.

Her father was a tailor.

At the age of fourteen she went in as a chorus singer for Gimpel in a theatre, and a short time later began to act in roles. In 1900 she acted in Czernowitz and then with Avraham Axelrad across Rumania, later with Tanentsap, traveling around with Leresco and Treitler across Hungry (Budapest) and England (London, Glasgow and Manchester) and then she returned to Galicia.

In 1903 she married David Wetstein and together with him acted in Galicia and Rumania.

From 1914 to 1918 she acted in Vienna and then until 1926 in Krakow with Jacob, with Kompaneyets and with Adolph Meltzer.

Specialty: Soubrettes and character roles.

Since 1926 she hasn't acted anymore.
 

Sh. E. from Leon Herbst.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 729.
 

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