Celia Adler, the subject of this online exhibition, was
first married to her fellow Yiddish actor Lazar Freed,
whom she later divorced. With him she had a single child,
a boy named Selwyn, or Zelik, in Yiddish. In later
years, she married another Yiddish actor, Jacob Cone.
Sometime after he passed away, she married for a third
Celia and Ludwig
acted together on a number of occasions, e.g. in Maurice Schwartz's Yiddish Art
Theatre. Dr. Freed suggests that Satz indeed even wanted
to marry his mother Celia (before she married Lazar Freed.)
Ludwig Satz, then married Celia's stepsister Lillie
It should also be noted that Celia's mother,
the wonderful Yiddish actress Dina Feinman, was first
married to the great Yiddish actor Jacob P. Adler, then later on, some
time after their divorce, Dina married another Yiddish
actor, Sigmund Feinman, with whom she had their daughter Lillie.
At some point both
Celia and Ludwig bought cottages in the Sea Gate
neighborhood of Brooklyn, and they were neighbors.
So there you have it.
You can now listen to Dr. Freed talk about Ludwig Satz,
both as a Yiddish actor and in both a personal and
Right: photograph of
Ludwig Satz, courtesy of the Forverts, September 10,