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
 

Bella Mysell
(Meisel)
 

 

She was born on 5 April 1902 in New York, America.

Her father is the actor Hyman Meisel.

She attended a public school, learned Yiddish in a cheder and studied singing, playing the piano, mandolin and guitar.

At thirteen years of age, she performed together with her father.

During concerts and other activities put on by the Worker's Movement, she used to sing solo and with accompaniment.

In 1926 she was engaged as a prima donna at the National Theatre, New York (Director M. Saks and L. Goldberg), where she debuted in Lash-Sandler's operetta "Mendl in Japan," and she remained there to act until 1930.

During the 1930-31 season, she acted at the Prospect Theatre, and in 1932-33 she performed at the Hopkinson Theatre.

M. is the wife of composer Alexander Olshanetsky.


Sh. E. from Sarah Kindman.

  • --] -- "Idishe velt almanakh", N. Y., 1926, p. 363.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1295.
 

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