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Bertha Kalich

Bertha Kalich (also spelled Kalish, born Beylke Kalakh; 17 May 1874 – 18 April 1939) was a Jewish American actress. Though she was well-established as an entertainer in Eastern Europe, she is best remembered as one of the several "larger-than-life" figures that dominated New York stages during the "Golden Age" of American Yiddish Theatre during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Historians estimate that, during her career, Kalich performed more than 125 different roles in seven different languages.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 17th, 1874 (Lviv), Died April 18th, 1939 (Queens)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1925

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-31261 10-in. 12/5/1924 Shabes, jontef in rischoidesch Bertha Kalich Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-31262 10-in. 12/5/1924 Matouschka goloubouschka Bertha Kalich Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1924-09-25-02] 10-in. 9/25/1924 Shulamis Bertha Kalich Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1924-09-25-03] 10-in. 9/25/1924 Matushka halubushka Bertha Kalich Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kalich, Bertha," accessed June 12, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116804.

Kalich, Bertha. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 12, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116804.

"Kalich, Bertha." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 12 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116804

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