Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
E. was born on 26 April (A.
S.) 18890 in Zlotshev, Eastern Galicia. Her parents were
Jacob and Ethel Glickman, directors and actors of the
Yiddish theatre in Rumania.
She completed a folkshul in
Bucharest. She debuted in the children's chorus in
Goldfaden's production of "The Sacrifice of Isaac", and
until the age of eleven acted in children's roles. At
the age of twelve she acted as "Shulamit" in Hurwitz's "Shlomo
HaMelekh (Solomon the King)".
At age sixteen E.
began to act in adult roles in the troupe of her
father's and then toured across Rumania, Bukovina and
Galicia. Later she acted under the partnered direction
of her husband, Yoshe Ettinger, and her father.
During wartime E. acted in
Russia, the 1919-20 season in the Yiddish State Theatre
in Berdichev and Zhitomir, then in Poland. In 1927 she
was in Paris's Yiddish theatre and since 1928 has been
For several seasons E. also
has acted in vaudeville in Rumania.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1600.
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