Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Sophia Vaynshtok
(Fridman)
 

 

V. was born in 1866 in Dvinsk, Latvia, to well-to-do parents.

Her father was a footwear merchant.

Due to her father's death the children had to begin working and endure the home, and V. became a re-toucher for a photographer.

In 1881 she became known  to actor Yosef Vaynshtok, who took her onto the stage. After acting for a short time with Gimpel as a prima donna, she she followed the same path as her husband Yosef Vaynshtok.

In 1901 V. came to America and here she retired from the stage.
 

M. E. from I. Vaynshtok.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 692.
 

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