Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
She was born in Riga,
Lettland (Latvia). Her parents were owners of a clothing
business, which was moved across to Vilna.
Here W. learned in a
gymnasium. Afterwards in a pro-gymnasium, W.
participated in the school productions and held
the strong attention [of the audiences]. In 1913 she
performed as Milina in Belyayev's Russian troupe,
afterwards acting with Director Terzyansk in Vitebsk.
During the outbreak of war,
she returned to Vilna and there through such she was
taken into the "Vilna Troupe", where she learned Yiddish
and became one of the prominent members in the troupe,
and she participated in the tour across Western Europe.
In 1924 she came to America,
and until 1928 she acted with the Vilna Troupe.
In 1929 she acted for
several months in English in the comedy "Papa", and at
the end of 1929 went on with such an act to Belgium.
Specialty: Character roles.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 647.
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