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
 

Laura Gliksman
 

G. was born on 5 February 1885 in Lemberg, Galicia.

Her father was a military contractor of boots.

She completed a four-class school.

G. used to attend the Yiddish theatre, Gimpel caught her performing], noticing that she had a beautiful voice, so he took her into the chorus where she performed for several years secretly from her father. Afterwards she was taken by Ebell to Przemysl, where she acted in such roles as "Khasya" in "A mentsh zol men zayn (Be a Man!)."

After acting for him for two seasons, G. was engaged by Akselrod, with whom she acted for several seasons in Czernowitz and in the province. Then she led a partnership troupe for six years with Hart.

In 1914 G. acted in Vienna with Podzamce, and she later participated in the "Free Folksbiene" in serious dramatic roles.

In 1922 G. participated in the Picon-Ashkenazy troupe, acting in Romania as well as in Warsaw; then two seasons in Paris with Blumental, three seasons with breaks in London with J. Kessler, and then again in Vienna, where she acted in the Podzamce troupe.

G. also participated in several motion pictures.
 

M.E.

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 490.
You can also see Laura's newer biography in the Lexicon's Vol. 5.

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