Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
(Khaya Tsilke Fishler)
W. was born in 1876 in
Stanislawow, Galicia. When she was a year-and-a-halfold
her mother passed away, and her father took her to stay
with her grandmother.
In 1892 the theatre director
Treitler, whose daughter was her friend, heard her
sing, and she was taken into the chorus of his
troupe. Later she began to act in small roles, and in
1883 she was engaged by the director Farber for his
troupe in Krakow. In 1895 she acted in Vienna and
Budapest; in 1902 she came to London from where where
she soon immigrated to America. Here she acted first in
variety theatre, later in troupes in Chicago, Detroit,
Cleveland and Philadelphia.
From 1909-1913 she was with
her husband director of a troupe in Chicago. Later she
acted in various troupes. From September 1926 to July 1927
she was together with her second husband, Nestor (Nasatir), a
director in Los Angeles. Afterwards she acted at the
McKinley Square Theatre (Direction by Joseph Kessler).
Her son -- The actor Muni
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 672.
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