L. was born in 1903 in
Warsaw, Poland, into a balebatisher family. Due to
this fact, that her mother was young when she died, and her
father had married for a second time, she was raised by
her married sister, as the other second sister and her
brother, the actor Itzhak Lipinsky, in 1921 were
away in America.
Having from early youth an
inclination to sing and act, she had for some years sung
in the chorus and was introduced to conductor M. Shneur,
and at the same time acted in dramas with the young
organization "Tsukunft." In 1922 she entered into a
Yiddish dramatic school under the direction of Weichert,
which she had attended for six years until the end of
1928 when she immigrated to Paris.
Without regard for the
difficult immigrant conditions in Paris, she soon joined
the drama with the "Kultur-lige (Culture League)", where
she acted in various roles and at the same time from
time to time performed individually with recitations.
In the beginning of 1934,
when she was with the artists from the former Vilna
Troupe Licht, Kurland and Mansdorf, "PIAT" Theatre was
created under the leadership of David Licht, which she
joined, and there soon came to her a prominent role in
David Bergelson's "Midas hdin," and later other major
roles in the offerings of "Azef," Sholem Aleichem's "Gold
"Dos farkhishufte shnayderl," Kulbak's "Boytre,"
Peretz's "In polish oyf der keyt," Leivick's "The
Poor Kingdom" et al, until the theatre activity in
Paris in 1939