The Yiddish actress Shifra Lerer died at 95. The New York Times ran this article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/arts/shifra-lerer-actress-in-yiddish-theater-dies-at-95.html?_r=3&partner=rss&emc=rss. This editor was fortunate enough to sit in on a special class lecture she gave at Columbia University 10 years ago. She was terrific in person as well as on the stage.