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
 

Ela Zibel
 

 

Z. was born on 16 May 1897 in New York, America. Her parents were Yiddish actors. As a child she traveled with her mother to Europe, where she learned in a Polish school in Lemberg. At the age of ten she returned to New York and learned here in public school.

In 1911 Z. joined Aged in Yiddish vaudeville, then she traveled with a troupe performing in legitimate theatre in Montreal, where she performed as "Serele" in Schorr's operetta "A mentsh zol men zayn", and she acted there for two years. Then she acted in Brooklyn, New York, and then traveled again with her mother to Galicia. From here she was engaged (to perform) in London, but due to the outbreak of the war she only showed up in Berlin, where she acted for four months. Then she traveled back to America where she performed for six months in English vaudeville, later in Cleveland's Yiddish theatre and under the direction of her mother and Wallerstein in the Lyric Theatre, Bronx; in Chicago and Philadelphia under Schwartz's direction, then together with Schwartz in Irving Place in New York, in the Lyric in the Bronx, on Broadway under Thomashefsky's direction; in the Hopkinson, Amphion, and in the National Theatre in 1926. In 1928 Z. acted for a short time with Gabel during his guest-starring appearances in Chicago and in the province. In 1929 Z. acted in the Hopkinson Theatre, and in 1929-30 in the National Theatre.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 767.
 

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