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
1900 in London, England. Her father was a musician in
the Yiddish theatre. She learned in a public school and
Yiddish with a tutor. Until age fourteen she acted in
children's roles with Feinman and M. D. Vaksman. At the
age of ten she performed in a vaudeville house in the
last act of Gordin's "Khasya di itumah (Khasya the
Orphan)". As an adult she debuted in the role of
"Princess" in the play "Di yidn fun maroko (The Jew from
Morocco)" in the Pavilion Theatre, where she acted for a
season and afterwards to Paris with Silbert and from
there came to America.
Here for one-and-a-half
years she acted with Lobel, Moshkovitsh and Schwartz in
the theatre on Third Avenue in New York, then she
returned to London and there acted for four years, often
with Moshkovitsh. She returned to America, touring
across the province, where she had the opportunity to
act with Sara Adler and Rudolf Schildkraut. Then she
acted at the Irving Place Theatre only after a third
attempt did she became a
member of the Yiddish Actor's Union. Later she acted for
a season with Elving in New York and a season in
Brooklyn's Lyric Theatre. She traveled afterwards to
Europe, guest-starring in Paris and London and
afterwards she returned to America -- in various
troupes, including the Odeon Theatre in New York (Dir.
-- Moshe Richter).
L. had in London also
participated in small roles in film.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1107.
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