Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
F. was born in 1885 in Bobov,
Galicia, to religious parents. She learned Yiddish with
At the age of fifteen she
traveled to an uncle in London, and from there in 1910
immigrated with her family to Brazil. There she included
herself in an "amateur" group which gave sporadic
Yiddish productions in Rio de Janeiro.
In 1912 when the actor
Adolph Freeman was acting with a troupe that had come
from Argentina, he had seen her perform with the
"amateurs", and she [subsequently] joined his troupe. In
1913 she married him and went with his troupe to
Argentina. From there she followed the same path to the
stage as her husband.
F.'s specialty had begun
with dramatic roles, and later she switched to character
On 3 March 1961 F. passed
away in Los Angeles, California.
Sh. E. from
her brother-in-law Yosef Haberman.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 5114.
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