Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Mrs. Simon
(Mishkind)


In 1889 Pinchas Thomashefsky brought her as an actress to Philadelphia from New York, where she performed as "Mirele" in Goldfaden's "Di kishufmakherin".

For a long time, S. was a popular prima donna in America.

S.'s children, Leah and Sofia, also had acted on the Yiddish stage.

  • Bessie Thomashefsky -- "Mayn lebens-geshhikte", N. Y., 1916, pp. 96-99.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1485.
Also see the Lexicon biography of her actor husband, Mr. Simon in this same volume.
 

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