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Shifra Lerer (1915–2011)

Shifra Lerer was born on August 30, 1915 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was an actress, known for Avalon (1990), Deconstructing Harry (1997) and Kartenspieler (1999). She was married to Michael Michalovic and Ben-Zion Witler. She died on March 12, 2011 in New York, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Avalon Nellie Krichinsky
Deconstructing Harry
Kartenspieler Shifra Lerer
A Stranger Among Us
A Stranger Among Us Yiddish Woman #1


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 1999 Kartenspieler
Shifra Lerer (as Shifra Lehrer)
 1997 Deconstructing Harry
 1996 Breathing Room
Kathy's Grandmother
 1992 A Stranger Among Us
Yiddish Woman #1
 1990 Avalon
Nellie Krichinsky
 1950 God, Man and Devil
Freda, his older niece
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 2006 Yiddish Theater: A Love Story (Documentary)
Herself (as Shifra Lehrer)
 2005 American Yiddish Theater (Documentary)
 2000 The Komediant (Documentary)

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Shifra Lehrer

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Yiddish actor Boris Thomashefsky discovered her when she was five years old.

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