Born December 11, 1892 in Kalinovka, Kamenets Podolsk Gubernia (now Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine), Rose Rubin moved to Philadelphia with her mother and sister in 1898. Her singing talents were well established by the time she graduated from public school, and she was soon performing as a chorus singer with Boris Thomashefsky’s troupe. She spent several years on the vaudeville stage in New York before returning to Thomashefsky with whom she toured extensively. Rubin spent the late 1910s and 1920s with various theaters including the Grand Theatre and the Prospect Theatre. She died on March 10, 1931.
Here she performs “Vus Vet der Tachles Sein” with her husband William Ziegenlaub, recorded on May 25, 1916.