Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
S. was born in 1892 in
Odessa, Ukraine. As a child of eight months, she came
with her family to America, where she later learned in
S. had a beautiful soprano
voice and used to perform as the chief "actress" in the
school productions that was considered in her a leaning
to the stage.
Her first occurrence as a
professional was as a chorus singer at the People's Theatre,
where she was introduced to actor Abe Sincoff, with whom
she went across with into a Yiddish vaudeville hall, and
she studied songs and one-acters, in which they also
performed together. After their marriage they were also
hired to play the province, where she already had worked
as a soubrette in legitimate Yiddish theatre.
After acting across various
states and small towns of the empire, she was engaged in
a Yiddish vaudeville hall in New York and was later the
first soubrette in her husband's troupe at Newark's
Metropolitan Theatre. Later she was engaged by Gabel,
with whom she acted over ten years as a character
Sh. E. from Abe
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1495.
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