Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE yIDDISH THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1967
 

Chine Braginska
(Fishzon)

Born on 15 May (A. S.) 1872 in Kiev, Ukraine. Her father was a lumber merchant. She had [eynene smolereyen in Rutitsh] and then was called "The Rutitsher".

When B. was one year old, her mother died and eight years later her father [died] in a pogrom.

B. became a seamstress in Kiev. There she worked for a year, and when Goldfaden came to Kiev and heard B. sing, he put her on to sing ...from there to Alt-Konstantin, where she learned Yiddish and then traveled about, acting in the prima donna role of "Nye Be, Nye Me" in Goldfaden's troupe in Cherkas. When a year later it became forbidden to act in the Yiddish theatre, B. went around, putting on concerts with Fishzon, Blumental, Eyzenberg and Levin.

In 1894 B. married Avraham Fishzon, and since then traveled around with him, engaged with his troupe until 1900 in Canada, where she acted for one season in Winnipeg, later in Chicago with Glickman, and in Detroit with Littman.


M. E.

Noah Prilutsky -- "Yidish teater [Yiddish Theatre]", Bialystok, 1921, Vol. II, p. 86.

 

 


 

 

 

 


 


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 213.
 

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