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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
 

   Eva Zimond
(Chava-Ester Shteysl]
 

She was born on 9 February 1881 in Lemberg, Galicia.

She learned in a pro-gymnasium (grammar school).

At the age of ten she sang in the chorus of the local temple, while at the same time undergoing four years of singing education with Professor Visotski from the Lemberg Conservatory, and with the music pedagogue Paulina Struzhetska.

Being awarded the Sokol scholarship, Z. in 1898 went to Vienna to study in the conservatory, however due to her mother's illness Z. had to leave the studio.

In 1901 Z. worked for the first time in the Yiddish theatre in Lemberg under the direction of Gimpel.

In 1902 she went around across the province with Zelig Schorr's troupe, and in the same year she went off to America, where she also worked at the People's Music Hall.

In 1904 she worked with Aba Shoengold across the American province, and later with other troupes.

In 1912 Z. was director of a troupe in Detroit.

In 1918 she was director of a troupe in Montreal.

 

In 1926 she acted at the Lenox Theatre.

In 1927-8 she was in Newark with Elving.

In 1928-9 she was in St. Louis.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 789.
 

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