Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
F. was born in 1897 in
Brisk-Litovsk. His father was a worker in a flour
factory. He debuted in 1919 with songs in A. M.
Weisenberg's "Yudishe zalelbikher", later in other
He immigrated to America,
where he for a certain time was a co-editor of a monthly
journal for beginners "Oyfgang", and he published
songs and collections in the "Morning Journal" and in
F. was a teacher in the Yiddish secular school.
F. had composed a children's
opera "Der retakh", with music by Leo Lyov (published by
the Education Committee of the Arbeter Ring). On 11
March 1933 in the Bronx's "VMHI" there was staged under
the direction of Mark Feder through the students of the
Bronx's Ordn middle school F.'s drama "Der valuntir ben
shapiro" about the American-Yiddish volunteers in Spain,
music arranged by Irving Korenman, dances arranged by Lili Shapiro. F. also is the author of the drama "Jenitar
jey". (1934, p. 96).
F.'s wife Berta Leltshuk was
a Yiddish actress.
On 12 July 1941 F. passed
away in New York.
Zalmen Reyzen --
"Lexicon of Yiddish Literature", Vilna, 1929, Vol. III,
"Lexicon of the New
Yiddish Literature", New York, 1968, pp. 474-475.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 5196.
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