Born in 1912 in Vienna,
Descended from a family of
artists. At age six she entered into the Vienna Opera as
a young dancer. At age fourteen she began her stage
career. A year later she went away to Germany and there
performed in various roles in the plays of Shakespeare,
Goethe and Schiller. At age seventeen she acted in the
main role in Vedekind's "Dervakhung fun friling", and in
Shaw's "Di heylike yohana", then she entered into the
Berlin great "Folks-bine", where she in the span of
three years acted in prominent roles, including
"Lucille" in Bikhner's "Danton's toyt", in Shakespeare's
"Khlum in a zumer-nakht" and especially in the play "Di
brut fon torotska", that she sang for a long time in
After the ascension of the
Hitlerists, she left Germany for Vienna, where she
attended the guest-appearance of of Maurice Schwartz and
expressed to him that she wanted to act in Yiddish. She
learned to read and write Yiddish.
In 1937 she, through Maurice
Schwartz, was brought to America, where she performed as
the "Wife of Simcha Meir Ashkenazi" in Singer's
"Brothers Ashkenazi" in the "Yiddish Art Theatre".
Shortly thereafter, R.
traveled to Hollywood, where she was connected with the
film industry. Her further career is unknown.