Wife of the famous
singer-actor Benny Abelman.
According to Itzhak
Fishelewitz, she was a tailor and worked in a factory,
and only for a short time acted on the Yiddish
When she was in America at
the start of the twenties, where she acted with her
husband in Yiddish vaudeville houses, she had on 11 May
1905 published in the "Forward" an article under the
name "Lozt men tsu naye aktyorn?"
Returning to Poland
she participated in 1908 in the production of Jacob
Gordin's "Brothers Lurie," and Noah Prilutski writes
about her acting:
"Frau Abelman (Sarah-Devorah)
-- not with much talent -- but acts permanently with
might and much endurance, and that in a rare appearance
on the Yiddish stage."
When a cry(?) went out
in Warsaw for Abelman to act, with her husband
she toured throughout the province, where she used to
perform with concerts or with Hebrew evenings for "krn
A. was huge in transforming
her husband, who she had oysergeveynlekh farert,
and she would often require that he be accorded respect
as one of the nestorn of the Yiddish theatre.
According to the
"Yizkor list" in the program of the Yiddish State
Theatre in Poland, A. was killed by the Nazis in Poland