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 on 15 September
1901 in Vitebsk, White Russia. Her father was an
Due to a difficult material
situation, few [genosen] of education, and at the age of
thirteen she began to work in a workshop.
As a child she often
performed in family evenings, in school, etc.
In 1919 she debuted in a
Yiddish dramatic circle with a club of the combined youth
association in Vitebsk while at the same time learning
in the Russian dramatic studio under the pseudonym of Ungern (Hungary).
From July 1920 until end of 1921 she
learned in a ballet school under the leadership of
Anderson, at the same time since the Spring of 1921 she
acted for eight
months in a professional Yiddish troupe in Vitebsk.
From 1922 to September 1924
she acted in a dramatic circle with various worker clubs
in Vitebsk, then she entered into the White Russia High
Institute of Theatrical Arts in Moscow and in September
1926 automatically went into the what was "Vim't".
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1161.
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