Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
T. was born in June 1905 in
New York, America. She learned in public school and
Yiddish in the home of a tutor. At the age of eight, T.
was recommended by Bina Abramowitz to act with
Thomashefsky in a children's role in Libin's play "Blinde
libe (Blind Love)". She soon was recognized as the
"singing child" and began to act in children's roles
while at the same time in several theatres, drawing
attention to her as a singer.
After performing for an
actress who had become ill in the Second Avenue Theatre
in the play "Dem rebins nigin (The Rabbi's Melody)", T.
became engaged there, and during [that time] Morris Guest saw
her act there in Yiddish in the role "Liba" in the
American play "Experience", and he hired her for the play
"Mecca" in English (Oct. 1920 - Jan. 1921- ed.)
After several years of acting on Broadway, also
performing in Keats' vaudeville circuit, she withdrew
after a time from the stage.
In the 1927-8 season T. was
taken in as a prima donna in the Liberty Theatre by
Anshel Schorr. In 1930-31 she was at the National
Theatre (Dir. M. Saks), and in 1931-2 she was in Newark's
On 10 February 1931 T. was
named as a member in the Yiddish Actor's Union.
Joseph Rumshinsky -- Vos
s'vert fun di kinder, vos shpielen oyf der idisher bihne,
"Forward", N. Y., 27 October 1920.
Jacob Kirschenbaum --
Naye pnim'er oyf unzer bihne, "Morning Journal",
N. Y., 10 February 1928.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 801.
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