Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
G. was born on 24 December
1887 in Kovno, Lithuania.
Her parents were mill
At the age of three she came
with her parents to America, where she finished public
school, learned music with Pinie Minkowsky, and for a year
in the conservatory.
At the age of seventeen she
began to act with "amateurs", and later went into
Philadelphia's Yiddish troupe under the management of
A. Abramson, who had her sing for three weeks in the
chorus, after which she began to taken on roles. Then she acted
for two years in Montreal with Midnik and for several
years at the Grand and Windsor Theatres, having the
opportunity to act with Adler, Kessler and Schildkraut.
Later she acted at the Irving Place Theatre, the
Liberty, the Hopkinson, and in Newark, in Philadelphia
and eight years across the province. In 1927 on her own
she performed with a troupe across the province.
In 1913 G. acted the summer
season in English vaudeville.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 376.
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