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
 

Leibl Eyzerman


E. was born on 28 April 1875 in Kishinev, Bessarabia. His father was a bagel maker, very pious (he used to on Shabbat read only sacred texts). He learned in a cheder and in the old yeshiva of Kishinev.

A. had such a vocal instrument and he used to sing songs for the society of his brother's tailor's workshop.

A. fled from the yeshiva to Odessa and found there a yeshiva friend, a musician, Leibl Naz, and both together went around to weddings and brises, then they began to sing in the wine cellars. From there A. traveled back to Kishinev and entered into Tsipkus' itinerant troupe, acting at first in "Shulamit". Later A. already acted in character roles for two years with Sharavner, two years with Sabsey, some single seasons with Silbert in Rumania, with Gabriel Finkelstein across Rumania, and with Axelrad in Austria, again in Rumania, several months with Jacob Glickman in Austria, from 1900 with Sabsey in Russia.

In 1902 A. became a folk singer in Bessarabia, where he has performed until today under the name "Leibele Zinger".
 

M. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 54.
 

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