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 London,
England on 7 March 1896
[a family member states that
Fanny's birthday was
Sept. 19, 1891, and that she
was born in Russia- ed.]
Her father was a prompter in the
Yiddish theatre. As a five-year-old child, she played
the role of "Khanala the seamstress" with Rachel
Alexander. Since then, she was placed in different
In 1908 she came to America
with her family. She acted in children's roles in America
with Kessler in Gordin's repertoire.
The first important role she
played in was in "Blind Jealousy" in the year 1912, and
since then she has gone on to play young dramatic
In 1919, for the first time,
she performed as the soubrette in the Bader-Rumshinsky
production "The Rabbi's Song" at the Second Avenue
She played at the National
Theatre from 1927-1928, the Public Theatre from
1929-1930, and in the Folks Theatre during the summer
of 1930. She also guest-starred in London and Warsaw with
In 1930-1931, she was with
Gabel in Boston and later in Philadelphia's Arch Street
Theatre (Director: Anshel Schorr). From 1931-1932 she
was at the Rolland Theatre, and from 1932-1933 at the
Bronx's Prospect Theatre (Director: Jennie
L.'s sister Goldie and
brother Dave also act on the Yiddish stage.
Uriel Mazik --
Bilder-galereye fun unzere idishe shoyshpiler, "Der
tog", 9 February 1918.
M Osherowitz --
Klh-meydlekh in leben, kinder oyf der bine,
"Forward", N. Y., 14 January 1921.
A. Frumkin -- Di
kinder-rolisten oyf der idisher bine, "Morning
Y., 7 December 1928.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1016.
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