Born on 22 December 1887 in
Lemberg, Eastern Galicia. Parents -- small dealers. At
the age of seventeen, she began to act with "amateurs",
with whom she acted for a year's time.
Zelig Liebgold, the business
director of the Tanentsap troupe, was looking for a
soubrette for the "amateur circles", and he engaged A.
with the permission of her parents. Her first
performance on the professional stage was as "Rivka
Spodek" in "The Two Kuni Lemels" in Podhajce, Galicia,
from where she wandered around with the troupe, and in
1907-8 she went over to Moshe Richter's itinerant
troupe, later for some months with Ebel, Akselrad in
Czernowitz and in the province, then with Aschkenazy in
Iasi, and on the "Yidishn bine" (Director Edelhofer),
further in Galicia with Tanentsap, and when B. Hart
received a concession, she traveled with him for five
years across the province of Galicia.
During the war she acted a
season in Czernowitz with Akselrad, from there she flew
back to Vienna, where she acted in Zigler's troupe until
the start of 1918. Then she went back to Krakow, where
she acted over two years under the direction of Moses
Jacob, again returning for a season with Hart in
Lemberg, six years with Emil Gimpel, traveling across
the province with Hart's troupe, and since 1929 in
Vienna with Yungvirt. In Autumn 1929 she arrived in
America, and in November she performed once in the
Second Avenue Theatre in "Dos yidishe harts (The Jewish
Specialty: Character roles.