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Overview May Arno Schwatt was born in Pltava, Russia to Saul and Chaya Shamus Charsky. May Arno Charsky immigrated to America in the 1880s and developed an interest in singing and acting. Under the stage name May Arno, she traveled as an actress and singer with a theater company in the early years of the twentieth century. May Charsky married Jacob Marinoff, who was the Superintendent at JCRS in 1906. After divorcing, she married Dr. Herman Schwatt, who served as the Medical Superintendent of the Jewish...
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