Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
R. was born in 1873 in
Simferopol, Crimea. As a child of three she went away with
a gypsy with whom she used to travel around and given
"concerts". They used to sing and dance and she, as a
small child, used to perform on the barrel organ. Her
brothers recognized her at times on a [ban], [getting it
back?] from the gypsy, but her mother died of heartache
and her father became very sick.
Very young she had to
in the beginning care for herself, so she traveled to
Odessa, where she met with actor Avraham Rabinowitz.
She married him and through him took up the stage and
followed the same path to the stage as her husband.
R. passed away in 1937 in
Her daughter, Tillie, acts
on the Yiddish stage.
Sh. E. from
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 4959.
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