Goldie was born
in Whitechapel, London, England. Her father was a prompter in a
She studied at
school until the age of eight after which she began to play in
children’s roles with Jacob P. Adler, making her debut as
“Benjamin’s child” in Libin’s “Broken Hearts”.
In 1908 she came
to America with her family, where she came into contact with the
Yiddish theatre. Her first adult role was with Moshkovitsh in
Kornblit’s play entitled “Too Late”.
Since then she
had the opportunity to act with David Kessler, Jacob P. Adler,
Bessie Thomashefsky, Max Rosenthal and Ludwig Satz.
From 1926-30 she
acted with Max Gabel, and from 1930-32 she performed at the Folks
Theatre (with German). From 1932-33 she was at the Public Theatre (with
Ludwig Satz and Boris Thomashefsky), and from 1933-34 she
performed at the Liberty Theatre
(with German) and at the National Theatre (with Goldenburg).
Goldie also was part of Maurice Schwartz's New York City-based
Yiddish Art Theatre troupe in the early- to mid-1940s.
husband was the actor Irving Grossman. Her third husband was
Ben-Zion Katz, who was an actor, prompter and stage director in
the Yiddish theatre.