Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born on 3 October 1893 in
Ivansk, Radom Gubernia, Poland.
Her father was a rimmer.
She learned for a time in a
cheder, and at the age of eight she traveled to Warsaw
to a rich aunt. Here G. became an errand girl in a
business, became known to the socialistic youth and became an active member in small "Bund". Through the
initiative of Itzhak Nozhik, G. was taken into the chorus
of the Yiddish theatre, and after a short time returned
to work in business.
In 1913 G. toured in Guzik's
troupe in Kovno, at first in the chorus, then in small
roles. Arriving in Bessarabia she went over to another
troupe, where she acted in prima donna roles.
In wartime G. acted in
Siberia, Ukraine, White Russia, Poland and went back to
Russia, where for three years she performed in concerts
of Yiddish folksongs. In 1926 G. immigrated to Canada,
where she acts from time to time.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 483.
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