Lives in the Yiddish Theatre


Flora Freiman

Born on 20 September 1915 in Chicago, America. Father -- the actor and future playwright Louis Freiman.

1922 -- arrived with her parents to New York. She learned in a Sholem Aleichem folkshul. In her early youth she spent time at Camp Boiberik, where she received a Goldfaden medal in the sculpture department. She participated as a child in the local productions, performing for Moshe Feder and Rose Zhelazo, also acting in the Workmen's Circle camp with Ella Mintz.

Professionally she debuted in 1933 with Pesach'ke Burstein and Lillian Lux in the "Hopkinson" Theatre in her father's comedy "Di gasn-zinger (The Street Singer)".

1934 -- was taken into the Yiddish Actors Unon as a member.

1935 -- acted in her father's operetta "David and Esther" in the "National Theatre" (with Julius Nathanson, Ola Lilith, Leo Fuchs, Sam Kestin et al.), and in the same season here, performed one of the main roles in her father's drama "Di shvartse mame".

1936 -- F. acted in vaudeville in the "McKinley Square" Theatre in the Bronx, and at the end of the season (with Jennie Goldstein) in her father's play "Darf a mame dertseyln?".

1937 -- acted in the "National" Theatre in I. J. Singer's "Khbr nakhman" (with Ben Ami, Gerstin and Celia Adler).


1938 -- in the same theatre with Samuel Goldenburg and Ludwig Satz in Kalmanowitz's "Vos veln mentshn zogn?".

F. interrupted for a little time her stage activities.

In 1943 she again performed, in the "Hopkinson" Theatre in her father's radio play "Kinder on ahaym" (with Berta Gerstin, Max Kletter, Ella Mintz, Julius Adler and Henrietta Jacobson).

In 1944 she acted in her father's radio play "Ver iz shuldik?" in the same theatre.

In 1946 in the same theatre, in the main role of her father's radio comedy "Toyznt veyber".

F. also participated on the radio in the plays of her father.

In 1947 F. married Maury Roth and retired from the stage.

Sh. E. from Louis Freiman.






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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 4, page 2562.

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