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
 

Glika Bielavski
(Degenstein)

 

B. was born on 6 May 1891 in Zychlin, Poland. Her parents were wholesale merchants. She completed a folkshul, then a pro-gymnasium in Warsaw.

As a child she used to excel in school as a declamator, and when she saw a Yiddish production in Kutno in 1907, in which Morris Bielavski also participated, she felt a strong desire for the stage, and she accepted B.'s proposal to travel to Scandinavia, where they got married. She acted later in Denmark in Yiddish theatre with amateurs (then with professionals). She also guest-starred often in Yiddish theatre in Sweden and Norway.

In Copenhagen she attended dramatic courses, and in 1920 she acted in Danish in the Casino Theatre, and she participated many times for the "Nordic Film Company".

In October 1921 she came to America, where she acts from time to time.


M. E.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 163.
 

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