Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Sh. was born in 1888 in
Iasi, Rumania. As a child she became an orphan and was
raised by an uncle, a certain [white=veys], that had,
according to David Kessler in his memoirs, acted at
times in a role during the beginnings of the history of
When Avraham Goldfaden heard
her as a child, he wanted to take her but her uncle did
not consent. However, when economic situation had worsened
and he was transferred to Bucharest, she, at the age of
eleven entered into the chorus of Segalesco.
At the age of fourteen she
married actor Mordechai Schwartz and followed the same
path to the stage as he did. In America she became a
star in the Yiddish vaudeville houses, then spent a
certain amount of time not engaged in the theatre, and
committed suicide on 10 September 1934 in New York.
Sh. E. from her husband Mordechai Schwartz.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 4949.
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