B. was born in 1883 in Boguslav, Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine.
Her father was an "old-man
worker", who in 1898 took his family over to Kiev, who
wasn't able to [dernern] in the village.
Already at age twelve, B.
had to begin to work in a [gilzn]-factory and had the
opportunity to attend the Yiddish theatre for which she
developed a deep desire. Some years later she had the
chance to befriend the actor Belegolovski with whom she
came to know, and she married him. She left the factory
and became a chorus singer in the troupe of actor Bernstein
with whom she acted in various cities until 1904. Then
went over to Genfer in Novgorod, where she performed as
an actress. Here her husband became sick, went to his
friends in Simferopol where he passed away.
B. remained until 1914 in
Genfer's troupe, when it became disbanded in Vilna, due to the
ban on acting in Yiddish, disbanded. B. went over to
the troupe of Ester Rukhl Kaminska in Peterburg, where
she acted until 1915, afterwards joining Lipovski's troupe with whom she traveled to Kharbin
where she acted until 1922. She then returned to Kiev
and made a tour over various cities of the Ukraine with Rudolf Zaslawski until the end of
In 1924 she acted with
Zhitomirski in Moscow.
In 1925-26 she was in Kiev's
In 1927 she was in a
collective of Khayele Friedman and Guthertz, and since
1928 was in various itinerant troupes.
B. was buried alive in the
"Valley of Death" in Babi Yar in Kiev.
Sh. E. Mark
Leyptsiker and Yonah Radinov.