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Lexicon of the Yiddish
BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE WHO WERE ONCE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE;
IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
VOLUME 5: THE KDOYSHIM (MARTYRS) EDITION, 1967, Mexico City
Born on 8 June 1889 in
Her father was an usher in
the Romanian and Yiddish theatres. She lived in the
court of the Jignitza Yiddish Theatre.
She finished a four-class
folkshul and learned in a three-class gymnasium. She
became a chorus singer in the Yiddish theatre. Afterwards
she worked in a tie factory.
The actor Adolf Segal got
her to act in small roles. From time to time she
portrayed prima donnas. Later she began to act in the
roles of a grand-dame until Leopold Kaner put together a
troupe and hired her for old, funny roles, a specialty
in which she acted since in various troupes in Romania.
According to Roza Heller,
she with her husband Khaim, during the Second World War,
was killed at the hands of the Nazis.
Sh. E. from Julian Schwartz.
of the Yiddish Theatre," New York, Vol. 1, 1931, p. 471.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 5, page 4227.
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