Born on 12 April 1893 in Brest-Litovsk,
Poland. Her father was a shoemaker. As a child of six she came to
America and in 1903 was taken into the Metropolitan Theatre in
Brownsville for a children's role, and since then had acted for
several years in children's roles. She completed public school and
acted in Yiddish vaudeville with Hymie Bartfeld (Adler).
Later she became engaged in Cleveland
(Dir. -- David Levenson), where she acted in soubrette roles,
debuting as "Khanele" in Zolotarevsky's "Der yeshiva bukher".
In the province she had the opportunity
to act with the guest-starring Kessler, Morrison, Blank and
Thomashefsky, who engaged her for his National Theatre, where she
took an important place in the troupe. For seven seasons M. acted in
New York, crossing over from soubrette roles to the dramatic,
debuting in the genre as "Misha" in "Der vanderer" with Rudolf
In 1927-28 M. acted in New York's Public
Theatre with Blank and Satz. She also had for a short time performed
in English vaudeville and performed as a dancer in several motion
In 1928 M., due to her marriage to a
businessman, retired from the stage and since then has performed
only at times in productions for special events.