The Cast of "The Little Bandit", which
opened at the Hopkinson Theatre in
Brooklyn, New York on 27 October 1934.
Julius Nathanson headlined the cast,
which also included Goldie, Marty Baratz,
Louis and Minnie Birnbaum, Abraham Lax,
Lillian Lux, Anna Mills, David Popper,
Tillie Rabinowitz, Samuel Steinberg, Sam
Stern and Aimie Warren. The play was
also produced in the Public Theatre in
Manhattan in April of 1935. Previous to
the move to the Public, E. also acted
with the same troupe "Yoshke khvat" at
E. also played at the
Hopkinson for the the 1935-1936 season, in such
plays as: "Kleyner rebe-le (The Little Rabbi), a
musical romance in two acts and four scenes, by
Anshel Schorr" (28 September 1935); "The Girl of my
Heart" (21 October); "Prayz fun zind (Price of Sin)"
(8 November), which also was staged at the Bronx's
McKinley Square Theatre in February 1936; "Fraylekhe
shneyderlekh (The Jolly Tailors)" (November) and
"Got, mensh un tayvel (God, Man and Devil)" by Jacob
Gordin on 14 February, and "Shykele shmadnik" on 7
E. was part of the
troupe that performed at New York's Yiddish Folk
Theatre for the 1936-1937 season. Here she acted in
the following plays: "The Straw Hero (23 November
1936)"; "Shlemiele" (17 September); "Senor Hershel"
(24 December), and "Der galitsianer rebe (The
Galician Rabbi)" with Menasha Skulnik (12 February
1937), which also was staged at Brooklyn's Parkway
Theatre in April of that same year.
She also acted in "The
Jolly Village" (5 November 1937) at the Second
On 3 June 1938 she
played in Der gasn-zinger (The Street Singer) at the
During the 1938-1939
season, she was at the Second Avenue Theatre, in
such plays as: a musical comedy by Alexander
Olshanetsky and William Siegel, "Mayn meydele's
khasene (My Baby's Wedding)", "Pini fun pinchev (Pini
From Pinchev)" (1 December), with Seymour Rechtzeit,
Miriam Kressyn et al.
In the 1941-1942 season,
E. was in at least two Joseph Rumshinsky's musical
plays: "Libe un lakh (Live and Laugh)" (1 October
1941), with Menasha Skulnik, Bella Mysell, Annie
Thomashefsky, Muni Serebrov et al, at the Second
Avenue Theatre, then six days later at the Public
Theatre in the play, "Mayn vayse blum (My White
Flower)" (with Herman Yablokoff, Miriam Kressyn, Max
Bozyk, Edmund Zayenda et al). On 10 October 1942 she
acted again at the Second Avenue Theatre in William
Siegel's "Freylakh zon zayn (Be Happy)", with
Menasha Skulnik, Michal Michalesko, Miriam Kressyn.
Seymour Rechtzeit et al.
E. also appeared in "Grine
yenkis (Green Yankees)", with Aaron Lebedeff and Leo
Fuchs, during the 1943-1944 season at both the
Brighton and Hopkinson Theatres, both in Brooklyn,
Other plays that she
performed in (dates unknown) were: "Di kleyne
khazon'te (The Little Cantor)" at the Douglas Park
Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, and at the Arch Street
Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: "Galitsiner
shlimiel (Galician Schlemiel)" and "Lena".
E. passed away on 4 June
1984 and was brought to hear eternal rest in the
burial plot of the Yiddish Theatrical Alliance, at
Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, Queens, New York.
Specialty: Young soubrette.