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
 

Regina Lashkovska

 

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 men zeyn".

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.
 

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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 here.
 

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