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Date of Birth 2 January 1916Lublin, Poland, Russian Empire [now Lublin, Lubelskie, Poland]
Date of Death 18 May 2002New York City, New York, USA  (cerebral trauma)
Birth NameZypora Tanenbaum

Mini Bio (1)

Zypora Spaisman was born on January 2, 1916 in Lublin, Poland, Russian Empire as Zypora Tanenbaum. She was an actress, known for Enemies: A Love Story (1989), Yiddish Theater: A Love Story (2006) and American Yiddish Theater (2005). She was married to Joseph Spaisman. She died on May 18, 2002 in New York City, New York, USA.

Spouse (1)

Joseph Spaisman (1938 - 1997) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (1)

"Indefatigable Yiddish theater queen Zypora Spaisman, 85, who kept New York's famed Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre alive for 42 years and today heads the competing Yiddish Public Theater, can't recall how many babies she's delivered. She started as a midwife back in her native Poland, a sideline she kept up during her early acting career on New York's Lower East Side." (from NY Post 1-2-2001-- her birthday, ironically).

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