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KALISCH, BERTHA:

Austrian actress; born at Lemberg; made her début in 1893 at the Scarbeck Theater, Lemberg, in a minor rôle in "Mignon" (given in Polish), her success winning her an engagement shortly after at the Jewish theater there. She next appeared in Budapest and Bucharest, at the latter place attracting the attention of Wachman, the director of the Imperial Theater, who engaged her for Rumanian plays. In 1895 she went to New York city to act in Yiddish plays at the Thalia Theater. Her greatest successes were made in Jacob Gordin's plays.

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