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
 

Chaim Bieloglovski
(David Belkin)


B. was born around 1855 in Khoderkov, Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine, into a Chasidic merchant family.

He learned in cheder, later in school.

From age eleven he was away from home, taking to various jobs which he had im ober nit bafridikt and, possessing a beautiful voice, performed in the chorus of a Russian operetta.

At the age of sixteen he began to perform as a Russian coupletist-humorist, the same later in Yiddish in various variety theatres across Russia. At a later time, he arrived onto the Yiddish stage as a comic.

According to Chiena Braginska, they performed in a quartet in their youth, in Kiev he entered into (Fishzon's) troupe, where he debuted as "Lut" in "The Sacrifice of Isaac", and was in the troupe for eight years, afterwards going off to other small troupes.

According to S. Krause, Sam Adler had heard him singing in Kiev, also Russian and Yiddish-Russian couplets. He hired him for Fishzon's troupe and gave him a role to act for shikur "Lut", because he was btbe became a "shkhur".

Mishe Boodkin heard that Bieloglovski was the best "Lut".

According to Aba Kompaneyets, in ninetieth year of F. Y., B. had sung in a quartet with him (Kompaneyets, Bieloglovski, Gurevitsh and Henekh Krahn), also Russian and at the same time he acted in Yiddish plays.

B. almost acted in all troupes that then existed in the Yiddish theatre of Russia, and hot in zey farnumben a bkhbundik art.

In 1908 he passed away from a plimenik in Simferopol, Crimea.


M. E. from Chiena Braginska, S. Krause, Mishe Boodkin and Aba Kompaneyets.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 7, page 6142.
 

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