Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
V. was born in 1866 in
Dvinsk, Latvia, to well-to-do parents.
Her father was a footwear
Due to her father's death
the children had to begin working and endure the home,
and V. became a re-toucher for a photographer.
In 1881 she became known
to actor Yosef Vaynshtok, who took her onto the stage.
After acting for a short time with Gimpel as a prima
donna, she she followed the same path as her husband
In 1901 V. came to America
and here she retired from the stage.
M. E. from I.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 692.
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