Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Bessie was born on 14 August 1892 in Bucharest, Romania.
Her parents were the actors Amalia and Sigmund Mogulesko.
Bessie lived in Romania until she was five years old. At that time she was brought by her grandparents to America. There she studied in public school and completed high school.
Even as a child she played children’s roles with her father, but after that he did not allow her to perform on the stage.
In 1912, she debuted in a small-town theatre in a silent role with [Rudolf] Schildkraut. Returning to New York, she was engaged by Thomashefsky’s troupe at the People’s Theatre where she played for several years, and then for five years she played with Max Gabel, then several years with Maurice Schwartz.
She acted from 1924 to 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, and afterwards in various small towns in America.
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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1179.
Translation by Martin Jacob.
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