Goldenburg in the "Student Prince", and with Berta Kalich in "Di neshome fun a froy
(The Soul of a Woman)."
In the summer of 1928
she acted in the "Prospect" Theatre with Tanzman.
Since then she acted in
the National, Public, Second Avenue, McKinley Square
theatres, and in Philadelphia and yearlong was the
comic partner of Itzik Feld, Julius Nathanson, Eli
Mintz, Isidore Meltzer, Adolf Fenigstein, Irving
Jacobson, Menasha Skulnik and Leon Fuchs, and
outside the eccentric comic roles, she also sang in
solos or duets (with her partners), especially
written potpourri from Olshanetsky, Secunda,
Ellstein and Trilling for Yiddish songs, English pop
songs or English songs made more Jewish (most of the
time by Jacob Jacobs), some of the time in the form
of a parody.
Z. also toured across
America and Canada with the stars in their
repertoire. In 1936 she, together with Seymour
Rechtzeit, guest-starred in Mexico.
In 1953 Z. arrived in
Los Angeles with Menasha Skulnik's troupe in the
"Embassy Auditorium," and here continued to perform
in English, with Leo Fuchs. 1956 -- acted in Los
Angeles with Chaim Tauber in Yiddish, then in
English, and in 1958 acted in Yiddish with Leo Fuchs
in New York in the "Anderson" Theatre and in the
province in "Family Mishmash" by Israel Rosenberg.
Z. for a season
performed on English radio, together with Irving
Jacobson in a program for the "Maxwell Hour." From
time to time she performed on the Yiddish radio and
sings comical songs and also participated in several
movie plays under the direction of Ossip Dymow.
Z. participated in the
following Yiddish plays: "Motl der opereyter" by
Chaim Tauber, "Ir tsveyte mame" by Itzhak Frankel, "Ikh
vil zayn a mame" by Isidore Lash, and the vaudeville
film "Mazel tov, yidn" (with Michal Rosenberg, Leo
Fuchs and Chaim Tauber), "Kol Nidre" by Ben Gitlin,
"Der groyser etz-geber" by Itzhak Frankel, and "Der
idisher nigun (The Jewish Melody)" by Chaim Tauber.
From 3 November until 1
December 1951 Chone Gottesfeld printed in the
"Forward" a series of episodes about her life.
Z.'s children Artie,
Sidney and Albert have acted together with her in
children's roles in various theatres. Her sister
Mamie (earlier married to actor Morgenbesser, later
to actor Coopersmith) had acted for a time in
Yiddish theatre. Her deceased sister Bessie had
performed in music halls.
B. Y. Goldstein
-- Iber zaln un teaters, "Fraye arbayter shtime",
N. Y., 18 March 1932.
-- Yeta tsverling -- oyf der bine un in lebn [unter
farshidene keplekh], "Forward", N. Y., 3
November -- 1 December 1951.