B. was born on 28 November 1896 in Białystok,
Poland. Her father was the owner of a dry
goods store. She went to cheder and public school.
When she was eight, they came to the father in
Cleveland, United States, where she graduated from
school. In Cleveland she worked three years as
an instructor for Singer, the sewing firm.
At a function, she happened to recite and
sing, and [from that] she was invited on the spot to a dramatic club
where she appeared at Reyzen's "rehearsal."
Afterwards, actors David Baratz, Willy Schwartz and
Esther Waxman took her to Cleveland and, due to a
dispute with an actress, she was given the
opportunity to appear as “Ettie” in Gordin’s
In 1912 she was employed one season by Sidney Hart
in Cleveland, in 1913 and 1914 she performed in
Toronto as a soubrette, in 1915 and 1916 in
Detroit, in 1917-8 in Chicago, in 1918-9 in
Philadelphia, in 1919-21 in Chicago, St. Louis and
San Francisco, in 1922 at the Amphion Theatre, in
New York with Shachten, in 1923 at the Lyric
Theatre, Bronx, in 1928-9 in Detroit and in 1929-30
at the Hopkinson Theatre in Brooklyn.
her last years, Bialis switched to dramatic roles
and had the opportunity to act with Kessler, Blank