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
 

Ernestine Yungvirt
(Ferner)


Y. was  born on 3 April 1891 in Krakow, Western Galicia. 

In 1912, after her marriage to the actor Leopold Yungvirt, she joined Axelrad's acting company in Krakow. Later she acted in Czernowitz, and after that with Ziegler in Vienna. 

In 1917 she performed in Krakow working under the concession of the invalid Polman, then under the direction of Jacob, and from 1921-3 was with Baratov in the Vilna "Der fraye yidishe folksbine (The Free Jewish People's Theatre)" and in Bucharest.

Due to illness she withdrew from the stage and was in charge of a laundry in Krakow.

Her sister Fannie also acts on the Yiddish stage.
 

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 2, page 937.
You can read Ernestine's amended biography in the Lexicon's memorial volume, no. 5, by clicking here.
 

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