F. was born on 27 August
1905 in Cleveland, America, behind the scenes of Yiddish
theatre, where her mother, the actress Bertha Kreitsberg,
had acted, and where her father, Chaim Barukh Fishman,
had worked as a stage technician. As a child she acted
in children's roles with Seyman in Cleveland, and at the
age of eight she was taken to San Francisco with Lea
At the age of twelve she
toured with her parents and Jacob and Lisa Silbert
across the province, and as an elderly person she acted
as "Khava Leah" in "Yidisher kenig lir (The Jewish King
Lear)" and in soubrette roles in other plays.
F. acted in soubrette roles
and later in character roles in the troupes of Littman,
Fishzon and Moshe Schorr in Detroit, then she traveled
around with the "Keyt" troupe with Nathan and Rose
Goldberg, later in Williamsburg's Lyric Theatre with
Misha Fishzon, Sam Auerbach and Sadie Shoengold, in
Chicago with Elias Glickman (with Chana and Isidore
Hollander and Samuel Rozenshteyn), and she acted with
the guest-starring Bertha Kalich, Leon Blank and Samuel
Goldenburg. She returned to New York, and F. acted in
Oscar Green's Hopkinson Theatre with Menasha Skulnik,
in the Second Avenue Theatre with Herman Yablokoff,
and in the Public Theatre with Molly Picon, Aaron
Lebedeff, Michal Michalesko and Maurice Schwartz.
F. guest-starred in Cuba and
in 1933 in the troupe under the leadership of Morris
Brown and Morris Gelber, as well as in South America
under the direction of her husband Max Friedlander.
F. is a member of the
management in the "Yiddish Artists and Friends".
Sh. E. from Max