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
 

Jean (Bela) Juvelier
 

 

Born on 31 May 1904 in New York, America.

Her parents are the actors Kalmen Juvelier and Yetta Roich.

She learned in public school, high school and took three semesters of bacteriology in college. On her own she learned to read and write Yiddish.

After being in high school, J. performed for four months, reading dramatic roles in English in Greenwich Village (in groups of one and three actors), and first in 1925 against her father's wishes, she began acting in Yiddish in California in Jacob Goldstein's troupe. A season later, J. acted in Brooklyn's Lyric Theatre and became a member of the [Hebrew Actors'] Union.

In 1926-8 she acted in Boston with Hollander. In 1928-9 she was with Abraham Littman and Sam Auerbach in Detroit. In 1928-30 she was with Sam Auerbach and Misha Fiszon in Brooklyn's Lyric Theatre.

In 1930-31 she was in Philadelphia with Sam Auerbach. In 1931-32, she was in Chicago's Lawndale Theatre.

Specialty: Second female lover and dramatist.
 

M. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 908.
 

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