ABRAMOWITZ, BINA


ABRAMOWITZ, BINA
ABRAMOWITZ, BINA (Fuchs; 1865–1953), Yiddish actress. At the age of 14, Bina Fuchs joined the chorus of Mogulesko's company in Odessa and later acted with Naphtali Goldfaden's troupe, being typecast in "mother" roles. After her marriage to Max Abramowitz, the couple toured Russia giving concerts, and in 1886 accompanied Mogulesko to the U.S. In New York she played with various Yiddish companies, including Maurice Schwartz's at the Jewish Art Theater. She created many roles in Jacob Gordin's plays. Abramowitz also appeared in films made in the U.S. They include the silent movie Broken Hearts (1926), directed by Maurice Schwartz, and the Yiddish-language films The Unfortunate Bride (1932) and Yiskor (1933). (Ruth Beloff (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.


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