Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
[Note: both photos were
included within the Chana's Lexicon bio; the man on the
left is unidentified].
Born in Iasi, Romania, and
was raised in Bucharest, where her family went over to.
She and her sister Fannie and a brother Yeshaya were, as
grown-up children, taken into the troupe of Horowitz and
Segalesko in "Pomul Verde" in the epoch of the Tisa
Eslar protest. Fannie and her brother shortly thereafter
left the stage. In R. had love for a rich, younger man
Rafalovitsh, who would travel wherever she traveled, and
after that she married him, and she acted for two years
with Goldenberg and Yuvelir (Juvelier).
R. left her husband and went
to Austria, where she married theatre director Tanentsap,
then went off to Buenos Aires, where she was killed by a
According to Y. Weinstock,
she was one of the first prima donnas with a great
Sh. E. from
Y. Weinstock and M. E. from Moshe Schorr and Itsikl
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 5670.
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