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
 

Helen Bley
(Yunah)
 

 

Born on 27 December 1902, in Ifu (Jaffa?), Eretz Yisroel.

Her parents were owners of a bathhouse.

She began to learn in "Beit-sfr lbnut," and in 1908 with the entire family went over to America, where she finished a public and a high school.

At the same time she participated in Hebrew productions that were arranged in New York.

In 1920 she acted in Schnitzer's Art Theatre in the role of "Yosele" in Dymov's "Bronx Express" and remained in the theatre for two years.

From there she acted from time to time in the Irving Place Theatre, at the Hopkinson Theatre, with Gabel, in 1927 at the Public Theatre, and in 1928 at the Folks Theatre.


M. E.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- Naye pnis'er oyf unzer bine, "Morning Journal," N. Y., 5 November 1926.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 180.
 

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