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Pearl Sacks, Yiddish theater performer, dies at 80

Performed with Victor Packer, on 'The Forward Hour'

Actress-singer Pearl Sacks, a performer in Yiddish theater and Yiddish radio, died Feb. 23. She was 80.

One of the regular performers at the Parkway Theater in Brooklyn, Sacks appeared in plays with Fanny Brice and Boris Thomashefsky.

She also performed weekly with Victor Packer, the eccentric radio broadcaster on WLTH, Brooklyn’s Yiddish radio station, and performed as part of Victor Packer’s touring company in the Catskills at hotels including Grossingers.

She sang on WEVD New York on popular variety show “The Forward Hour,” which aired every Sunday morning.

Sacks is survived by her son, producer Alan Sacks; daughter Jodi Abraham; and three grandchildren.

Services will be private at Hillside Memorial.

Family requests donations to Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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