Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
F. was born on 7 November
1890 in New York. Her parents are the Yiddish actors
Jacob (Yakov) and Anna (Chana) Frank. She learned with a
teacher (melamed) and in a public school.
She acted in children's
roles on the Yiddish stage together with her parents
followed their itinerant ways, and at the age of fifteen
she acted in
soubrette roles with Mike Thomashefsky in Philadelphia
and later with various other troupes.
At the age of nineteen she
married conductor Morris Lawrence and she retired from
the stage, but in the 1928-29 season under the name of
Bela Lawrence, she acted in Yiddish theatre in the
Public Theatre in New York.
M. E. from
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 4978.
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