L. was born on 15 November
1906 in Warsaw, Poland. Her father was a house owner.
She is descended from Akiva Eger and is a relative of
Elchasnador Tsederboym, editor of "HaMelitz". She
completed the philological gymnasium of Pozner in
Warsaw. She was a member of the artists commission in
the gymnasium, and she participated in the productions
and singing roles, accompanying herself. Later she
participated in the productions of "Maccabee" and
"Sport-yungt (Sport Youth)".
Performing in a concert in
1925 in Otvotsk, she became aroused about the
possibility of the actor Boronski of "Qui Pro Quo", and
there entered under the name of Tsederovska, performing
in solos and duets with Hanush and Makhevsky.
On 2 February 1926 she began
to act under the name of "Olia Lilit" in the Yiddish
small arts stage "Azazel", of which she is a co-founder.
After acting for a season in
Warsaw, she went on a tour across the larger cities of
Poland, then again she acted in Warsaw, leaving "Azazel"
and she began to perform in Poland with independent
concerts (together with Wladislaw Godik). In 1930 she
returned to Warsaw, where she performed again in
her own concerts, and after a new tour across Poland,
she traveled together with Nozyk to Western Europe, where they performed in concerts (for a certain time together with Boris Thomashefsky
and Ruth Rene) in
Czechoslovakia, Austria, France, Belgium, Holland and
In 1931 she came to America
and in March 1931 she performed in a concert in New
York. After a series of concerts in New York, and after
several cities in America, L. became (together with
Willy Godik) became engaged in New York's Kessler's Second Avenue Theatre, where she acted on 12 September 1931 in the title role of "The Girl From Warsaw"
(libretto by Menachem and Benjamin Ressler, music by
Joseph Rumshinsky), and then in Gottesfeld's musical
comedy "Pleasure" (music by Joseph Rumshinsky).
Appearing in the theatre, L.
returned for a short time to her small-arts concerts on
the Yiddish stage, but she soon became engaged as a
guest-star concertist (in the English language) in the
English R.K.O. circuit, and in which she acted
for several months across America and she traveled to
Europe, guest-starring on the local Yiddish stage.