V. was born in Alsace
Lorraine, into a Christian family. She acted on the
German stage in Germany and Austria, then in New York in
the German Irving Place Theatre with Rudolph Christian.
After the German theatre had closed, Schwartz took her
onto the Yiddish stage.
The then publicity manager
from the Art Theatre, N. Greenblatt, and the actor
Samuilov learned she could speak Yiddish, and on 20
October 1919 she performed in the Yiddish Art Theatre in
the title role of Lengies "Di tentserin (The Dancer)",
then in "Di royte lilie (The Red Lilly)" and in Gordin's
In 1920 V. acted again in
the Yiddish Art Theatre and toured with Katsenelson's
"Fatima", in Gordin's "Mirele efros" and "Kreutzer
sonata" and in Benevento's "Oygn fun libe". In the first
months of 1921 she acted in Chicago with Glickman, then
in the Lipzin Theatre (in Paula R.'s "Eyne fun yene",
Belasco's "Di veyse blum", Gorki's "Na dnye", et al.)
Here also on 31 January 1922 V.'s benefit was staged
with her as "Lulu" Frank Vedekind's "Erd-geyst" also
known as "Di froy vos bahersht di velt". Later V. acted
for several seasons in the Second Avenue Theatre in
melodramatic repertoire, with a special success in L.
Freiman's "Shtarker fun libe (Stronger than Love)".
In 1926-7 V. had for a short
time guest-starred with the Vilna Troupe in her own
repertoire, then she left the Yiddish stage and returned
M. E. from
Maurice Schwartz, Nathan Greenblatt and Mark Schweid.
Hillel Rogoff -- A
neyer shtern oyf der idisher bine, "Forward", 1
Hillel Rogoff -- Madam Valier in "Kreutzer sonata",
"Forward", 9 January 1920.
Uriel Mazik -- Jennie Valier as etiniu in yakov
gordin's "Kreutzer sonata", "Der tog", N. Y., 15
Av. Kahan -- A kristlekhe shoyshpilerin oyf der
idishere bine, "Forward", 16 April 1920.
A. K. [Av. Kahan] -- Di talentfule jennie valier
shpilt als 'Mirele efros'", "Forward", 15 October
Hillel Rogoff -- Bey madam valier's ehren-ovend,
"Forward", 29 April 1921.
A brief un an entfer vegen jennie valier, "Forward",
20 May 1921.
Hillel Rogoff -- Mad. valier a krbn fun a mius'n
skandal, "Forward", 13 May 1921.
A. Glantz -- Jennie valier in "Di froy vos bahersht",
"Tog", 3 February 1922.