Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Y. was born on 28 March 1896
in Warsaw, Poland. Her grandfather was the Warsaw
marshal Shlomo Faget. Her father was a decorator. She
learned in school and cheder. As a child she acted with
"amateurs" in 1906 in Warsaw's Muranow Theatre. In
1911 she came with her family to America and became a
member of the "Fraye yidishe folks-bine."
In 1915 she was engaged as a
young dramatist in Montreal's Monument National Theatre
(Director -- Benny Adler.) In 1915-16 she acted in
Toronto's Lyric Theatre. In 1918-19 she was in Baltimore
and throughout the province. In 1925 she married actor
and manager Sol Dickstein and went together with him across the
province. In 1929 she was in Philadelphia's [non-union]
Gibson Theatre, in 1930-31 in Sol Dickstein's Folks
Theatre in Philadelphia, in 1931 in Dickstein's Folks
Theatre, in New York's Liberty (Theatre) and in 1932 in
the Amphion Theatre.
Y. is a member in the Independent Hebrew Actors League.
Y.'s daughter Paulina also
acts on the Yiddish stage.
Sh. E. from
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 949.
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