M. was born in March 1888 in
Kiev, Ukraine, to well-to-do parents. She learned in
school and possessed a beautiful voice. She at age
twelve began to learn to sing, and at the age of fifteen
entered into a vocal course given at the local
conservatory, then she learned privately with an opera
singer Meir Medyedev.
Not having any longer
material means, she continued to study. M. exploited the
acquaintance with her father with the guest-starring
actor Yiddish theatre director Avraham Fishzon, and
around 1908 she entered into his troupe as a prima
donna. acting entirely in Goldfaden repertoire.
Later she went over to
become a prima donna in other popular Yiddish troupes,
where she also acted in modern operetta repertoire.
In 1917 M. married actor
Hersh Veysman, and she followed the same path to the
stages as her husband.
In 1928 she was with the
movable collective under the auspices of Veysman and
Libert, on a tour across Kovno and Gruzye, and coming to
Tiflis, where she participated in the productions of the
local worker's studio by the central Yiddish culture
house, and in concerts with Yiddish folksongs.
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