Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
W. was born in 1874 in Brody,
Her parents were poor
She immigrated with her
family to America.
Here W. had worked as a
tailor and performed in the Goldfaden Union, later in
Sigmund Feinman's dramatic school and participated in
the Gordin Dramatic Circle. Here she became known to
Sigmund Weintraub, with whom she married and began to
act as a professional in Adler's Grand Street Theatre in
Afterwards she went around
with her husband, Kestin and Frank across the province
and performed later in the variety theatres in New York.
Afterwards W. acted for several years with Thomashefsky
at the People's and at the National Theatres, and until
1928 at the Second Avenue Theatre. From 1928-30 she was
with the Folks Theatre.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 687.
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