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
 

Bela Berson
(Blume Zabara)
 

 

She was born on 29 December 1886 in Steblov, Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine. Her parents were house owners who later on moved to Nikolayev where B. learned in a gymnasium; Yiddish and Hebrew with a private teacher, and she studied piano in a music school.

In 1905 B. came to Vienna where she later performed in the chorus of Podzamtshe's troupe, in which she soon was given solos to perform.

After acting in small roles she went to Axelrad in Czernowitz, then again in Vienna with Ziegler.

B. participated in the literary Sunday afternoon production of the 'Freyer folksbine".

For two years B. worked [roytn kreyts] and broke off her theatre activity.

Afterwards she acted in Vienna, where she had the opportunity to act with Molly Picon, and in 1922 B. acted for seven months with Blumental in Paris, In 1924-5 she acted for nine months with Blumental in London, later with Yungvirt in Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 209.
 

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