Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
L. was born in 1889 in
Odessa, Ukraine. Her father was a master tailor. L.'s
brothers had sung in the synagogue chorus of Cantor Bakhman and used to arrange for each Shabbat "children's
productions", in which L. also participated.
In 1905 through the
initiative of her friends, the former chorus girl and
the late actress Nadya Dranov, she went away to Lodz as
a chorus girl for Kaminski and from there migrated as a
chorus girl to other troupes, performing from time to
time as a prima donna.
In 1910 she entered into the
Lodz "United Troupe" (Miriam Triling, Titelman, Fela
Lantsman, Malvina Sierotska, Zhelazo et al.) and debuted
as "Feygele" in Thomashefsky's "Di idishe neshama (The
Jewish Soul)" and "Khanele" in Schorr's "A mentsh zol
In 1911 she married actor
Shlomo Hershkovitz and followed the same path (as her
husband), switching over earlier from prima donna to
soubrette roles and afterwards to "old comic" roles.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1010.
You can read Regina Lashkovska's amended biography in the Lexicon's memorial
volume, no. 5, by clicking
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