Sara Adler (1858-1953) was a Russian-American actress active during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She was born in Odessa, Russia in 1858 and immigrated to the United States with her family as a child. She began her acting career in the Yiddish theater in New York City and quickly established herself as a leading actress in that community.
Adler was known for her versatility and range as an actress, and she performed in a wide variety of plays, including dramas, comedies, and musicals. She was particularly renowned for her performances in Yiddish productions of classic plays by Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Chekhov.
In addition to her work in the Yiddish theater, Adler also appeared on Broadway and in various American and European productions. She was considered as one of the most important figures in the development of the Yiddish theater in America and was admired for her ability to convey the emotional depth of her characters.
Adler was also a vocal advocate for the rights of Jewish performers and worked to promote greater acceptance and representation for Jewish actors and actresses in the American theater.
Sara Adler retired from the stage in the 1920s and died in New York City in 1953. Her contributions to the Yiddish theater and to American theater as a whole, were acknowledged and recognized by the community.