Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
M. was born in 1895 in
Odessa, Ukraine. Her father was a commissioner. She
received a secular education. During a ball, she arranged
through her brother to perform a song, and she thus got
the attention of the present Yiddish theatre director Sabsey,
to which she soon entered into his chorus and
after several years went over to act twice as a prima
donna in operettas. In 1912 she entered into
Krause's troupe, with whom she toured across Turkey
She came back and acted as a
prima donna in Rappel's troupe.
In 1915 she traveled with a
troupe as a soubrette, a prima donna and in "old comical"
In 1918 she returned to
Odessa and, after that she lost her voice. She went over
to old comic roles, which she acted as in Fishzon's
troupe. Here she married actor Moshe David Makharovsky,
with whom she came in 1921 to Poland, and since then
has followed the same path to the stage as her husband.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1216.
You can read Chana's amended Lexicon biography that appears in its memorial
volume by clicking here.
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