R. was born in Konotop,
Chernigov Gubernia, Ukraine. Her father was a
contractor. She learned in a cheder and then became an
She sang in shuls and also
performed with singing in private innovations. Being a
sister-in-law of the Yiddish actor [David] Sharavner, she began
to act with
him in the troupe in children's roles, then going over to roles for adults.
After her marriage to actor
and playwright Israel Rosenberg, she immigrated in 1917
to Canada, where she acted for several years in the
local Yiddish troupes. In 1921 she arrived in New York,
where R. acted from time to time in various Yiddish
troupes, dedicating herself mainly to her husband's
translations of the Ukrainian plays "Di yidishe tsiganka
aza" ["Tsiganka aza"], "Zhidovka vikristi", "Natalka
poltavka" and "Zalst nit gayn mit andere meydelekh", in
which she acted in the main role.
During the 1960-1961 and
1962-63 season, R. acted in the "Educational Alliance".
R. also recorded the songs "Tsigele"
and "Freg mikh nit" (Rosenberg-Laskovsky).
She debuted with poetry
and stories in 1919 in "Keneder yugend", then herself published in Toronto's "Idisher zhurnal",
Winnipeg's "Unzer vort", and in the New York "Der
groyser kunds", "Unzer folk", "New Yorker vokhnblat",
"Fraye arbayter shtime" and "Di feder". In 1934 she
published in New York her book "Fun shtot un dorf"
R.'s sister Sonia was a
Yiddish actress, the wife of actor David Sharavner.
Their daughter, Vera, also is a Yiddish actress.
R.'s daughter, Betty
Perlov, had for a certain time acted on the Yiddish
Sh. E. from
Botoshansky -- Tsveyishn bikher un makhabrim, "Di
prese", Buenos Aires, 9 May 1934.
Itsik Schwartz --
Naye bikher, "Czernowitzer bleter", 1 June 1934.
Hillel Gurny --
Tsvishn di nayeste bikher un zhurnal, "Sukhus
blat", N. Y., 1934-35.
Dr. A. Mukdoni
-- Bikher un shrayber, "Morning Journal", N. Y.,
12 December 1934.