January 31: The First Lady of Yiddish Theater

Yiddish actress Celia Adler died at 89 on this date in 1979. Adler’s father was the great Jacob Adler, the foremost actor on the Yiddish stage, and she began her career at age 4 with a part in the Yiddish King Lear written explicitly for her by playwright Jacob Gordin. Adler spent a year working […]

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