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 on 12 September
1904 in Belaya Tserkov, Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine.
Her father was a teacher of
Due to economic conditions
her parents sent their very grown-up children in America
and thus B. came to America at the age of five. Here she
finished public school, learned for two years in high
school, and became a stenographer for a lawyer. But in
the school she acted in the children's productions, and
later she became a member in the Art-Ring, which was
associated with the Yiddish Art Theatre. She
participated in the mass scenes for the local
productions, then she acted for a short time with Anshel Schorr in Philadelphia, then at the Irving Place Theatre
where she acted in a children's role in "Liliom" by
From then she went over for two seasons with Anshel
Schorr in Philadelphia, a season with Charles Nathanson
in Boston, a season at the Irving Place Theatre with
Satz, and a season with Ben-Ami.
In 1927-8 B. acted in
Chicago for Elias Glickman, in 1928-9 in New York's
National Theatre, in 1929-30 at the Hopkinson Theatre
(in Brooklyn, New York -- ed.)
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 145.
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