Born on 10 September
1888 in Botashan, Rumania
Her father worked in the
Yiddish theatre. A year later she was taken with her
family over to Bucharest where W. studied in the
evangelical school and learned Yiddish in the home.
Due to the fact that her
parents worked at the Jignitza Yiddish Theatre, W.
became enamored with the actors, and at the age of
fourteen she was taken into the chorus of the troupe
which also toured the province. W.'s first role
was as "A chasid" in the operetta "Di idshe velt" with
Segalesco-Goldenberg. After the departure of prima
donna Berta Gutentag, W. became [nit-vilndik],
a prima donna and she acted in such roles across the
province. Since 1908 W. has acted in Vienna,
Czernowitz, Paris, Galicia, Hungary and Germany.
W. was one of he first
members and main guest stars in the "Der fraye
yidishe folksbine (The Free Jewish People's
Vienna, and after that the troupe disbanded, and W. returned
to local Yiddish theatres.
According to Meir Melman,
W. was probably killed by the Nazis, in Vienna.
Sh. E. from
"Lexicon of the Yiddish
Theatre", New York, 1931, Vol. I, p. 686.