Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
A. was born in Berdichev,
Ukraine. She was the adopted daughter of the Yiddish
actor Avraham Fishzon and Chinka Braginska. She learned
in a gymnasium in Yekaterinoslav. In 1906 she married
actor Itzhak Arco, and she began to act. Her first
offering was in a quartet in Sharansky's "Hfni un
pinchas" in Warsaw's Jardin d'Hiver, in Fishzon's trope,
where she acted until 1916. Then she immigrated with her
husband to Harbin, where she acted there in their
assembled troupe, and in 1921 she went to Canada, where
she acted for two seasons, and in 1923 she wandered
around with a troupe across America until she became
engaged for two seasons in Chicago to Elias Glickman,
then she acted for individual seasons in Cleveland for
Moshe Schorr and in Detroit for Abraham Littman.
A. had participated in
Russia in the film record of "Gott fun nekama (God of
Vengeance)" ("Bashka") and "Khasya di itumah (Chasya the
Due to an accidental fall in
1927, A. had withdrawn from her stage activity, but in
1929-30 she acted again in Winnipeg.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 104.
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