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
|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|
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.
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