Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born on 9 November 1896 in Berlin, Germany.
father was a tradesman. As a six-months-old child,
she was brought to Paris where she later graduated
At the age of
fourteen, she entered the Jacob Gordin Dramatic
Society where she also became a secretary.
she appeared professionally for the first time in Wallerstein’s troupe, and in 1914 Joseph Kessler
employed her in London, where she stayed until
1919. There she performed with Adler, Moshkovitsh
et al. and then returned to Paris.
She arrived in the
States in 1920 where she first performed in Chicago
with Glickman, then in Philadelphia with Anshel Schorr,
from 1924-29 with the Yiddish Art Theatre, from
1931-32 in Montreal, and in 1932 with the National
Theatre in New York.
About the Museum
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 878.
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