Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
S. was born in Odessa,
Ukraine, to pious parents who immigrated to America.
Here H. learned in public
and high school and participated with song numbers in
the school productions. Then H. toured with an English
vaudeville (troupe), where she was heard by the composer Fridzel and was persuaded into Yiddish vaudeville by Kopelman. Here she acted in soubrette roles together
with Gabel and Zigmund Weintraub.
In 1910 H. crossed over to
the legitimate stage in the Third Street Theatre, then
in the Lyric, Lenox, Liberty and Amphion Theatres,
having an opportunity to act with the most prominent of
those from the Yiddish stage.
In 1929-30 H. acted on the
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 584.
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