Bessie Thomashefsky (1873 – July 6, 1962) was a Russian-born Jewish American singer, actress and comedian, a star in Yiddish theater beginning in the 1890s. She was the wife and stage partner of Boris Thomashefsky, the most popular Yiddish leading man of his era. Probably her most famous role was the title role of Oscar Wilde's Salomé at the People’s Theater in 1908.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1873, Died July 6th, 1962
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1924
Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal
Notes: Also sang in the contralto range.
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-29384||10-in.||2/6/1924||Oi is dus a rebezin||Bessie Thomashefsky||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Victor||B-29385||10-in.||2/6/1924||Minke beim telephone||Bessie Thomashefsky||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Victor||B-29768||10-in.||4/3/1924||The women's 14 points||Bessie Thomashefsky||Recitation||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Victor||B-29769||10-in.||4/3/1924||Suze Bran, die dienst moid||Bessie Thomashefsky||Recitation||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Victor||B-29799||10-in.||4/15/1924||Greener bucher||Bessie Thomashefsky||Female vocal solo, with violin, flute, and piano||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Victor||[Trial 1920-02-02-01]||Not documented||2/2/1920||Das oinele Yud||Bessie Thomashefsky||Female vocal solo, with piano||vocalist, soprano vocal|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thomashefsky, Bessie," accessed April 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111754.
Thomashefsky, Bessie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111754.
"Thomashefsky, Bessie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 April 2021.
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