B. was born on 12 June 1874
in Lemberg, Galicia. Her parents were merchants. She
completed a folkshul. In 1892 B. wandered out with her
husband Yosef Chaim Desser to London, where she entered
into the chorus of the local and later Parisian Yiddish
theatre. In 1893 she came back to Lemberg, where they
met with several Brodersingers, and together they
renewed the Broder productions, but instead of a [mishl],
they were already acting on a podium, and with a
cymbalist (shimele shveyder), so that, the production
was a serious competition for Lemberg's Yiddish theatre.
From 1907 until 1912 B. toured with the folksingers
across Vienna, Budapest, Bucharest, performing as
folksingers, and the first woman that acted as "A
Chasidl". Because the war broke out, [zi iber dos shpiln],
and only in 1921 did she act again for seven months in
Czernowitz, having great success.
On 22 September 1927 B.,
after a severe illness, passed away in Lemberg.
Her son, Menachem Desser, is
a prompter with the Yiddish theatre.
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