Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born in 1899 in Bialystok, Poland, to
well-to-do parents. She learned in a Yiddish school and then
completed a middle school. As a student she participated in Chanukah
and Purim evenings, and at the age of fourteen debuted as "Flora" in
Sholem Aleichem's "Tsezeyt un tsesphreyt".
After completing the school she entered
into the society "Yiddish Arts (Yidishe kunst)" under the direction
of Pesakh Kaplan and Yakov Patt and performed as a singer and dancer.
During wartime, she toured for a short time with a German troupe and
afterwards joined a Yiddish member's troupe. In 1919 she acted with
Julius Adler in Vilna, then in Kovno with Sokolov, in Warsaw's
Kaminski Theatre, in "Sambatyon" in Warsaw, later in England with
the ship "Lusitania", which on 7 May 1915 underwent the ice
S. in her time was considered to be one
of the better Yiddish coupletists and was the "sweetheart" of the
East Side (the Yiddish part of New York).
M. E. from Morris Meyer,
Moshe Zilbershteyn and Louis Kramer.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1436.
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