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
 

L. S. (Elihu, Louis) Biely
 

 

B. was born on 12 July 1889 in Bogopol (Olviopol), Ukraine.

His father was a tobacco manufacturer. He studied Yiddish generally with R'Moshe Meyltsman, the 'holy man/saint' from the Krivazirer pogrom.

He finished the state government school and traveled to Odessa for the sixth class to Feig's Commercial School.

In January 1906 he came by himself to America and afterwards during the same year, worked in the Society department of "Tageblatt", and through this made his studies for the newspaper profession, as an office worker, advertising agent, proofreader, [metropazsh], reporter, writer and critic under his own name and pseudonyms of Elesbee and A. Bagapolsky.

About 1921 on his own initiative, he produced a special theatre page for the Orthodox newspaper "Tageblatt", with whom he became the manager, and for which he wrote the theatre news, articles and reviews.

Later he moved over to the "Morgen Zhurnal (Morning Journal)" where he, from time-to-time, did his work about the theatre.

During the years from 1910-1920 B. had printed a beletristishe working in several periodic issues .

In 1932, he visited Soviet Russia and published his travel impressions.


Sh. E.

  • "Lexicon of the New Yiddish Literature", New York, 1956, Vol. 1, p. 299.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 4889.


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