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
 

Rebecca Weintraub
(Rivka Fusfeld)
 

W. was born in 1874 in Brody, Galicia.

Her parents were poor tailors.

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 New York.

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.


M. E.

  • Alter Epstein --Interesante momenten fun aktyoren-leben, "Der tog", N. Y., 23 June 1918.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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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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