Ida Kaminska (Ida Kaminska)

Ida Kaminska

Actress. Born in Odessa, Russia, she was best known for her role as ‘Rozália Lautmannová’ in “The Shop on Maine Street” (1965), of which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. She began her career as a performer in the Yiddish theater, Poland and after World War II, she was co-founder of Jewish State Theatre in Warsaw. Her other film credits included “The Rabbi’s Power” (1924), “Without a Home” (1939), “The Jewish People Live” (1947), “Border Street” (1948) and “The Angel Levine” (1970). (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)  Family links:  Spouse:  Meir Melman (1900 – 1978)* *Calculated relationship


  • September, 18, 1899
  • Ukraine


  • May, 05, 1980
  • USA


  • Mount Hebron Cemetery
  • USA

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