Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Rebecca Lash
(Rivka Rosenblum)

 

L. was born on January 1889 in Bucharest, Rumania. Her parents were the Yiddish actors Adolf and Betty Rosenblum.

As a child she acted in children's roles in her parents' troupe when they acted in Cairo (Egypt). There she attended a folkshul and acted in the Italian theatre under the direction of Antonia Maiori.

In 1902 she came with her parents to America, and soon she entered the troupe of her brother-in-law Jacob Silbert in St. Louis, debuting as "Khanale" in Zolotarevsky's "Der yeshiva bukher (The Yeshiva Student)", then she acted with Silbert in Boston and Chicago, later with Schildkraut in Canada.

After a break of ten years she began to act in the vaudeville theatres in New York, then again with Silbert, later with Gabel and across the province.

In 1927 she acted in the Bronx's McKinley Square Theatre and with Boris Thomashefsky in Philadelphia, 1928-29 in the Yiddish Art Theatre, 1930-31 in the Hopkinson Theatre, 1931-32 in Toronto, and 1932-33 in Brooklyn's Lyric Theatre.

L. is the wife of playwright and prompter Isidore Lash. Her sister is the actress Lisa Silbert.
 

M. E.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- Naye pnim'er oyf unzer bine, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 2 January 1928.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1177.
 

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