American. Born April 5, 1901. Died Jan. 17, 1991 in Chevy Chase, MD. Lyricist in the Yiddish theater. Wrote “My Son and I” that opened in 1960, a “musical play in English and Yiddish with book by Herman Yablokoff, music by Sholom Secunda and lyrics by Bella Mysell.” (NYTimes, Oct. 16, 1960).
Special thanks to Victor Berch, retired Brandeis University Special Collections Librarian for research on this entry.