Born in August 1892 in
Warsaw, Poland, to Chasidic parents. She received a
traditional Jewish education. At the age of ten, she
performed with declamations of Peretz, Reyzen et al.
and later participated in "amateur" productions,
her sister, the actress Lucy German, she was taken into
a provincial troupe. Later S. acted there in dramatic
roles and later with Esther-Rukhl Kaminska in Warsaw in
Gordin repertoire. In wartime, for a short time, she acted
in Lodz's Skala Theatre with Julius Adler and H.
After the World War she
arrived in America, and here she acted with her husband,
Menasha Skulnik, across the province, performing from
time to time in small roles in New York's Yiddish Art
Theatre. 1927-8 -- acted in Brooklyn's Liberty Theatre.
1928-9 -- in New York's Folks Theatre, 1929 --
guest-starred with her husband in Argentina, 1930-31 --
acted in Brooklyn's Rolland Theatre, 1931-32 -- in
German's Folk Theatre, and in 1932-33 in the Hopkinson
S.'s sister is the actress
S.'s daughter acts on the
Yiddish stage under the pseudonym Mona Ash.
Sh. E. from