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
 

Berta Zingerman
 

Z. was born in Pinsk, Poland.

Her father was a mkhnis-urkh--signing guest? for actors, used to acting alone, and at times singing in the chorus of Fishzon. Thus Z. found herself in the environment of actors, especially displaying her abilities for declaration.

Z.'s parents immigrated to Argentina with the purpose of colonizing a colony in Baron Hirsh. However arriving there, Z.'s father put together a troupe for actors and "amateurs" in which Z. acted in children's roles and subsequently changed over to adult roles. After acting several years in Yiddish theatre in Buenos Aires and in the province, Z. went into a dramatic school, where she participated in school productions and especially was noticed as a declamator. A short time later Z. also performed in Spanish in the same "word concerts" across Argentina and other Spanish-speaking countries, where she became very popular as the sole[?] of her field.

  • L. Malach -- Berta Zingerman, di idishe kenigin fun saut amerika, "Der amerikaner", N. Y., 25 1927.

  • [--], Barimter shpanisher shriftshteler khulya dantes vegn der artistin berta zingerman, "Literarishe bleter", 108, 1926.

  • Sh. Karekushanski -- Berta zingerman, "Brazilianer idishe prese", 21 October 1927.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 792.
 

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