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
 

Louis Goldberg
(Leybush)
 

 

G. was born on 5 April 1887 in Kolbuszowa, Galicia, into a religious family. His father maintained a bar and a [vault=gevelbl], was a bit of a prayer leader, a [vitsler].

At the age of thirteen he learned Gemorah, sung with cantors as a choir boy and traveled with cantors across Galicia, Rumania and Poland. In 1900 he came with his parents to America. After a short time G. performed here as a coupletist in the vaudeville places, and then he traveled across the province with Schwartz, Gerstin, Simon Wolff, Maltz, Nathan and Rose Goldberg, Jacob Goldstein, Sidney Hart et al.

From 1905 until 1910 G. performed in the Singer Hall in Brownsville as a "second lover" and singer. [Eyberreyzndik] his theatre career over seven years, during which he occupied himself in commerce, he acted again in 1917 for several weeks in the Liberty Theatre  (Directors Groll and Weintraub), and he dedicated himself to hotel [vezn].

In 1909 G. acted in the film "Tsrus fun yisrael" (Director Sidney Goldin). G. wrote from time to time humorous stores in the "Forward" under the name "Leybush der galitsianer" (published in the adaptation of B. Kovner).
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 267.
 

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