Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
K. was born on 24 July 1890
in Warsaw, Poland. Her father was the actor Solomon
Lesser; her mother was a milliner. As a small child she
immigrated with her parents to America, where they
settled in Cleveland. Here she acted in children's roles
in the local Yiddish theatre that was under the
direction of Avraham Itzhak Tantsman. She married at the
age of something over fourteen with a stage technician
Chaim Barukh Fishman, and years later she had twice
married actor Sam Kreitsberg with whom she traveled
together with her children to Chicago, where they acted
in the local Yiddish theatres under the direction of the
Weisenfreunds (Muni's parents), the Grossman family,
Hershl Zuckerberg, and Paley, and they also had the
opportunity to act with the guest-starring stars.
After her husband's passing
in 1918, she traveled with her children Sylvia (the
actress-to-be Sylvia Fishman) and Eugene, to New York
and she organized their own itinerant troupes across the
K. also has occupied a [ongezen]
place in the then Yiddish vaudeville houses and had
acted for three-and-a-half years in English, on
Broadway, in the play "Subway Express".
On 24 October 1955 K. passed
away in New York.
Sh. E. from
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 3, page 2275.
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