Betty Kenig

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Title

Betty Kenig

Birth Date

1896-05-09

Birthplace

Poland (Russia)

Death Date

1979-06-04

Occupation

actress in Yiddish theater

Biographical Text

American actress, famous during the interwar period, Kenig was known for her comic roles in Yiddish theater. She performed in operettas and vaudevilles, excelling in soubrette and pants roles. Kenig’s voice, characterized by a “remarkable range,” and exceptional comedic talent gained her the appreciation of American and European audiences. In 1928 and 1930, she was touring Europe, giving performances in Vienna, Lwów, and Łódź. There are a few recordings of songs performed by her.

Bibliography

http://www.polishjewishcabaret.com/2013/09/meydlekh-di-sheyne-meydlekh-girls.html
http://www.polishjewishcabaret.com/2014/02/men-leygt-arayn-un-nemt-nisht-aroys-you.html http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/yiddish-theater-in-vienna; http://bc.wimbp.lodz.pl/Content/23722/IlustrowanaRepublika1928kwIINr125.pdf; http://bc.wimbp.lodz.pl/Content/23750/IlustrowanaRepublika1928kwIINr154.pdf; http://bc.wimbp.lodz.pl/Content/43158/Glos_Polski1928_nr154a.pdf

Collection

Citation

“Betty Kenig,” Jewish Life in Interwar Łódź , accessed November 27, 2022, https://jewish-lodz.iu.edu/items/show/60.