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
 

Bela Nadel
(Nadolsky)

 

 

Born in March 1899 in New York, America. Her parents were the actors Sonya and Leon Nadolsky.  As a child N. acted in children's roles with Kalich, Mogulesko, Adler, Kessler, Moshkovitsh et al. She received an American education at Washington Irving High School and attended college. At the age of fifteen N. acted in English with the "Neighborhood Playhouse", the "Washington Square Players", "East-West Players" and toured with the "Ben Greet Shakespeare Players". Then she was engaged to Arthur Hopkins' English troupe in New York and she acted in English together with  Ben-Ami.

In 1920 N. became employed as a teacher of drama at the University of Minnesota, then she went on tour with an English operetta troupe across California.

In 1925 N. crossed over to the Yiddish stage and acted with Schildkraut. In 1926 she went in as a member of the union. In 1927 she acted in New York's National Theatre. In 1931 she was with  the "Yiddish Ensemble Arts Theatre".

N. was the wife of writer Z. Veynper.


Sh. E.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- Naye pnis'er oyf unzer bihne, "Morning Journal", N.Y., 9 December 1927.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1393.
 

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