Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Z. was born on 27 December
1877 in Lemberg, Galicia.
At the age of thirteen she
began singing in the chorus of the Lemberg Polish Opera,
where she sang for three years. Then she was engaged by Gimpel for his Yiddish theatre. Her first
appearance was as "Delilah" in the operetta "Shimshen
der hagiber (Samson the Hero)". Her later appearances in
Berlin had aroused the possibilities in the German
In 1894 the actor Tsvibel
came to Lemberg. Z. married him and was taken to
America, where they acted at the Windsor Theatre under
the direction of Thomashefsky and Finkel.
Her first appearance in New
York was in "Ahasuerus" as "Esther the Queen
After acting for three years
in America, she with her husband traveled to Europe, and
when he died there, she remained for several years
acting in Galicia.
After that Adler again
brought her to America, where she performed at the Grand
In 1906 Z. married actor
Leyzer Goldstein with whom she acted since then in
various troupes. In 1926 Z. acted in Elving's theatre in
Z. has a
daughter, Ela, and a sister, Ella Wallerstein, who
acts on the Yiddish stage. The deceased actress
Helena Geshpas was Z.'s sister.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 767.
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