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
 

Leale Zeydenberg-Santop
(Rabinovitsh)
 

Born in Khotin, Bessarabia.

Her father was cultured, a teacher of Russian and Hebrew.

She received a Jewish secular education. From childhood she manifested a great interest in the theatre and for the ballet.

In her earlier youth she went with her parents to Winnipeg, Canada, and there she was directed by Sholem Santop, acting together with "amateurs". After her parents were drawn to New York, she became familiar there with the actors Leon Zeydenberg, with whom she had later married had, and at times acted with "amateurs" across the provinces. Z. danced afterwards in Kozlov's ballet at the "Century" Theatre in "The Love Song", then to South America with Tita Rufa's "Brakala Opera Company", with whom she had the opportunity to act in solo special dance performances.

Z., together with her husband, acted in legitimate Yiddish theatre in Boston (Director A. Hollander), Detroit (Director N. Goldberg), and Chicago (Director Michalesko). However her husband's death in 1951 held her back from the stage.

In 1961 Z. married showman and writer Sholem Santop.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 4, page 3925.
 

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