Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
B. was born during Pesakh in
1892 in Grodzisk, Poland.
Her father was a rabbi.
At age fourteen she married
her cousin the actor Kalinski, and she was taken into
the chorus of Bernstein, where she performed for two
years until the actor Becker came along and took her
into his troupe as a soubrette.
After her husband's death
she married Becker, traveling around a long time with
Becker's troupe across Russia, Galicia and Poland.
In 1924 B. came to America,
where she performed some seasons in Detroit, Montreal
and Winnipeg, and from time to time in New York.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 195.
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