Born in 1898 [according to
information from Leyptsiger -- 1897] in Lodz, Poland.
Father -- a melamed. In 1907 her sister, the
actress Malvina Tsuker, entered her into Sabsey's
troupe, where she acted in children's roles. In 1910 she
entered into Genfer's troupe in Vilna, where she had the
opportunity to act in children's and very young roles in
Gordin's plays during the guest-appearance of Esther
Rukhl Kaminska. Several years later, as a mature
actress, F. entered into Lodz's "Skala" Theatre
(director Julius Adler and H. Serotsky), where she acted
in such roles as "Olitshka" in "Di amse kraft", "Sheyndele"
in "Mirele efros", "Di veyse printsesin" and "Medea", et
During the First World War,
when she arrived in Melitopol, Ukraine, she entered into
Kompaneyets' troupe and there married actor Michael
Fridman, and from then on she acted under that name.
Under the direction of R. Zaslavsky, she acted as "Rukhele"
in Sholem Aleichem's "Stempenyu", "Tatyana Nikolaevna"
in Andreyev's "Der gedank", "Leah" in Anski's "Dybuk", "Meyte"
in Hirshbein's "Puste kremshme" et al. After a series of
wanderings, she arrived in America with her husband in
Moscow and founded, together with other Yiddish actors,
the Yiddish theatre studio, "Freye kunst", under the
direction of B. Vershilov. Later she went over to the
State Jewish Baveglekh (Movable) Theatre of the Ukraine.
Here she acted in such roles as: "Felicia" in A.
Vievorke's "Naftali Botwin", "Sonya" in Leivick's "Hirsh
Leckert", "Laurencia" in Lope de Vega's " Shepsn-kval",