and was engaged as a
dramatist to Thomashefsky in New York's People's
Theatre. Here she acted for two to three seasons,
and had the opportunity to
act with Kessler in the role of the absent Berta
Kalich ["Sappho" and "Ettie" in "Kreutzer Sonata"),
and together with Kessler in David Pinski's "Yeder
mit zeyn gott (Each to his God)".
L. also performed in the
plays "Der emes (The Truth)" by Zolotarevsky, and in
Rakov's "Di mshumds", which were especially written
Due to the education of
her child, L. also for ten years withdrew from the
stage, and subsequently performed in roles for
grand-dames with Thomashefsky in the National
Theatre and Second Avenue Theatre.
On 18 April 1927, L.,
after a short illness, passed away in new York and
was brought to her eternal rest at Mount Zion
L.'s son, Maury
Rumshinsky, is a pianist in the Yiddish theatre and
writes compositions from time to time.
According to Joseph
Rumshinsky, L. especially excelled with her clear
diction in every language in which she had acted.
characterized her as such: "Beautiful, genteel,
intelligent, smart, human... and worthy, she had put
out, she had this, whether in her private life, or
whether on the stage,. One feels the still
importance of the vulgarities of actresses on the
stage and in private lives."
M. E. from
B. Gorin --
"History of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, p. 200.
B. Weinstein -- A
kleyne meydele tret oyf mit avraham goldfaden in
odes, "Forward", N. Y., 18 April 1924.
B. Botwinik --
Printsesin ofelia iz avek fun yidishn teater,
"Der veker", N. Y., 21 May 1927.