Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE yIDDISH THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1967
 

Lonya Zilber
(Leah Myrna-Zilbershteyn)
 

 

She was born on 28 August 1895 in Warsaw, Poland.

Her father was the owner of a small shoe business.

She learned in a primary school and studied Yiddish with a tutor.

Through the initiative of Regina Kaminska, she took her into the chorus of Kompaneyets, where she also acted in children's roles.

Afterwards she went over to soubrette roles, while also continuing in the chorus.

From Kompaneyets she went over to Kaminski's theatre.

In 1911 she immigrated to America, where she married Shimon Zilbershteyn, and acted with him in the itinerant troupe across the American province and later became enamored with the stage.


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Translated from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 775.
 

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