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Sara Adler

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Birth nameSara Levitskaya
Birth date1858
Place of birthOdessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire
Date of deathApril 28, 1953(age 1953) (aged 94-95)
Death placeNew York City, New York, U.S.
Resting placeMount Carmel Cemetery
Years active1866 1928

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Sara Adler (née Levitskaya, Britannica gives Levitsky; 1858 April 28, 1953) was a Russian Jewish actress in Yiddish theater who made her career mainly in the United States. She was the wife of Jacob Adler and the mother of prominent actors Luther and Stella Adler, lesser-known actors Jay, Julia Adler, Frances, and Florence. [Adler, 1999, passim] The most famous of her 300 or so leading roles was the redeemed prostitute Katusha Maslova in Jacob Gordin's play based on Tolstoy's Resurrection.

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