Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Jean (Bela) Juvelier
Born on 31 May 1904 in New
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
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.
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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