Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
She was born on 20
February 1888 in Lemberg, Galicia.
She began acting in
children's roles with Gimpel, and later was in
Czernowitz and Bukovina with Juvelier.
Later she acted in
Berlin, and from there was engaged by Thomashefsky,
Adler and Edelstein, together with her sister, Pepi
Lavitz, to [act in] America.
Here B. performed in a
casino in vaudeville numbers together with Joseph Graper, at times in the chorus, while at times in
'single turns', given by Kapelman, and since her
marriage to Louis Birnbaum, she still acts with him as a
prima donna, as in 1928-9 when she acted in New
York's Folks Theatre.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 168.
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