O. was born circa 1862 in
Odessa, to a well-to-do family.
An intelligent young woman,
she had a love for the arts, and she left tsureydn
to act in the Yiddish theatre, under the pseudonym of Mikhelson.
O.'s first performance was
in Kherson in Rosenberg's troupe as "Breindele Cossack".
When Goldfaden put together a troupe for South
Africa under the direction of his brother Naftali and a
certain krug, Naftali met there together with Israel
Rosenberg, Katzman, Sabsey and Adler. Soon thereafter
she began to travel with Adler as his wife across
Russia, and when they came to Riga, there came into
force the ban to act Yiddish theatre, and they
subsequently went off to London, where she became ill
and passed away on 29 July 1884.
On her tomb is a gravestone
that Adler had erected with the following inscription:
"[M' Srh bet] R' Shlomo Zalmen [asht] R' Yakov, son of
Shraga Halevi, Friday, Ab. Trm"d".
A. left a son, Abe Adler,
who is associated with the English stage.
M. E. from her
B. Gorin -- "History
of the Yiddish Theatre", Vol. 1, pp. 212, 242.
Jacob P. Adler -- Mayn lebens beshreybung, "Theatre
Journal", New York, 3, 1901-2.
Sholem Perlmutter -- Jacob P. Adler's Memories, "The
American", N. Y., 22, 23, 24, 26, 1926.
I. Riminik -- Ershte finf yohr idhsher teater in
odes, "Di royte velt", 12, 1926.
Jacob P. Adler -- "Mayn leben", "Di naye varhayt",
6, 13 June 1925.