Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Anna (Chana) Belegolovska


B. was born in 1883 in Boguslav, Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine.

Her father was an "old-man worker", who in 1898 took his family over to Kiev, who wasn't able to [dernern] in the village.

Already at age twelve, B. had to begin to work in a [gilzn]-factory and had the opportunity to attend the Yiddish theatre for which she developed a deep desire. Some years later she had the chance to befriend the actor Belegolovski with whom she came to know, and she married him. She left the factory and became a chorus singer in the troupe of actor Bernstein with whom she acted in various cities until 1904. Then she went over to Genfer in Novgorod, where she performed as an actress. Here her husband became sick, went to his friends in Simferopol where he passed away.

B. remained until 1914 in Genfer's troupe, when it became disbanded in Vilna, due to the ban on acting in Yiddish, disbanded. B. went over to the troupe of Ester Rukhl Kaminska in Peterburg, where she acted until 1915, afterwards joining Lipovski's troupe with whom she traveled to Kharbin where she acted until 1922. She then returned to Kiev and made a tour over various cities of the Ukraine with Rudolf Zaslawski until the end of 1923 .

In 1924 she acted with Zhitomirski in Moscow.

In 1925-26 she was in Kiev's "Kunst vinkl".

In 1927 she was in a collective of Khayele Friedman and Guthertz, and since 1928 was in various itinerant troupes.

B. was buried alive in the "Valley of Death" in Babi Yar in Kiev.
 

Sh. E. Mark Leyptsiker and Yonah Radinov.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4510.
 

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