Born on 25 April 1897 in
Her father was a book
copier. She graduated from a private school and four
classes of gymnasium.
In 1912 she returned to the
Kovno Dramatic Musical Society "Hazamir", where she acted
in mother roles. In 1916 she performed in Guzik's troupe
in Rome, and due to the contemporary derivation of
Yiddish, she acted there in Russian dramatic roles. In
the same year she crossed over into Zaslavsky's troupe
(also in Russian).
In 1917 she acted for a
short time with the Yiddish troupe in Uman, directed by
Meerson and in other provincial troupes, until, in
1918, she came into the Kharkov "Unzer vinkl", where
she acted until 1921, and she went across to the "White
Russian Yiddish State Theatre" directed by Bertanov.
In 1923 she was in for some
months studying in Moscow's "Sholom Aleichem Studio"
lead by Diki. In 1924 she acted for a half year in
Moscow's "Kultur-Lige (Culture League)" lead by Smishlayev. In 1925
she was the main actress in Minsk's Theatre Collective "Shpinvebs",
directed by A. Shteynbach and was in 1926 united with "Vim"t".
through L. Dushman.