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 in 1875 in Kiev,
Her parents were butchers.
She learned in an
She immigrated as a youth to
America and in New York became introduced to a dramatic club with
the future actor Jacob Frank. At the age of sixteen he
took her to Philadelphia and onto the Yiddish stage, and
since then she has followed the same path to the stage
as him. She later married him during his Yiddish theatre
period, later crossing over to mother roles.
On 18 January 1923 F. passed
away in Cleveland, but her dead body was brought to New
York, where she found her eternal rest in Washington
F.'s children Abraham, Bela
and Betty have also acted on the Yiddish stage.
M. E. from Jacob Frank.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 4975
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