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
 

Lyuba Vyesyolaya
(Shoskin)
 

 

V. was born in 1897 in Nesvizh, Minsk Gubernia, White Russia.

As a child of six she went with her family to Lugansk (Luhansk, Ukraine today -- ed.), where she learned in school and would attract attention due to her beautiful voice.

So that she would expand her friendship with the Christian girls, she had her father send her silk...., where she was for three years, and there she learned Yiddish.

She returned home and V. at the age of twelve performed in Slavyansky's chorus.

In 1912 she debuted in Mishurat's guest-starring Yiddish troupe, in which she was taken into through the actor Yitzhak Wiernik. From that point on she acted in various Yiddish and Ukrainian troupes.

In 1914 V. traveled to Berlin and studied at the conservatory there, but soon she went off to America where she first acted for a time in a Ukrainian theatre with Medov, afterwards also on the English vaudeville stage, and later in Yiddish vaudeville in New York's Grand Theatre. She also debuted on the legitimate Yiddish stage in America as a prima donna in Glickman's Palace Theatre, and since then has acted from time to time in various troupes.

Sh. E. from Moshe Tarlovsky.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 726.
 

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