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 in 1882 in
Demeyevka, Kiev, Ukraine, to pious parents.
As a child of ten, through her sister, the actress Leah Kompaneyets,
she was taken in to the Yiddish theatre to act in children's
With time she developed into
a prima donna, and in the time of the Gordin epoch she
went over to drama.
G. participated in many
troupes throughout Russia, Poland and Lithuania, and in 1924 she
traveled across Belgium and France to Cuba, from where
in 1926 she came to Canada, where she acted from time to
time with her family.
Specialty: Character roles.
Sh. E. from Kh.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 258.
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