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
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
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