Sister of Yiddish writer Yakov Magidov.
She came from Odessa to
America together with the members of the third party "Am
Olam" (cir 1882) and participated in the first Yiddish
production with Boris Thomashefsky.
characterized her as such: "She was [by her the first
appearance in New York] an intelligent woman, and not
long from a Russian gymnasium. Both [she and her
husband] were mixed up in socialism, and because of this they were both ejected from a school....
They wandered from
country to country, without money, without a language,
and without a [tsil: target].
...They had dreams, so with
their dedication to the Yiddish stage, they [also] wanted a
revolution and wanted [shafn epes nyes fun: to produced
news? for the] Yiddish writer or do translating and
acting in the Russian and German dramas.
...They had great success,
[with acting "Akosta" and "Zhidovka"], but
gained little income, and so, as they had several children,
[and thus] they
decided to leave the stage and took to another income.
She became a stay-at-home(?) Jewess, a person of means in
at home, a mother to her children, and she no longer dreamed
of the theatre, and not even remembered."
B. Gorin -- "Di geshikhte
fun idishn teater (The History of the Yiddish Theatre)," Vol. II, pp. 17, 24.
Boris Thomashefsky --
Amolige aktyoren vos volten nokh velen khatsh eynmol
oyftreten in teater, "Forward," N. Y., 25 Aug. 1923.