Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born on 5 February 1905 in
Minsk, White Russia. Her father was a tobacco worker,
her mother a tailor. She learned in a middle school. At
the age of nine or ten she performed in school with
declamations and also participated in the school
productions. At the age of fifteen she participated in
the Russian production of Hauptmann's "Farzunkener gluk"
through the Minsk Russian Studio under the pseudonym of
Leyb Litvinov, in which she participated with M.
In 1921 N. entered into
Rafalski's Yiddish dramatic studio, where she debuted as
"Helias" in Hauptmann's fragment "Helias' and as "Talmid"
in Peretz's "Mkublim". In 1922 she traveled with the
studio to Moscow and remained a member in the troupe
when the studio became transformed into "Vim't".
B. Orshansky -- "Teater"-shlakhsn,
Minsk, 1931, pp. 166, 189, 201-2.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1427.
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