R. was born on 5 February 1886 in Odessa, Ukraine.
Her parents were in business
She learned in Spencer's
Yiddish government gymnasium, and took Jewish courses
Visiting Rappel's Yiddish
troupe, she was introduced to him, married him and
through him was taken onto the Yiddish stage, where she
for two years acted in prima donna roles.
R. was Rappel's second wife,
and R.'s third wife Zina had written about her in her
book "Fir durut idish teater":
"His second wife was Lisa
Shafran. He had in her seen a quality and he had made
her into an actress. She had begun to share his freedom
and sorrow from the Yiddish theatre, but also it was not
long before it stopped. She had given birth to a
beautiful young girl, and soon after the childbirth she
became sick, and she [iberlozndik] him her child who was
barely a year old, and she also went away to a better
On 9 September 1904 R.
passed away in Lodz.
R.'s daughter, Malvina, acts
on the Yiddish stage.
M. E. from Mrs.
Nechamaya Tsuker -- "Fir
durut idish teater", Buenos Aires, 1944, pp. 221-222.