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
 

Leyzer Goldstein

 

G. was born in 1859 in Warsaw, Poland, where he was a helper for a teacher.

In the beginning he performed with a folk singer, then he became an actor.

In 1906, when G. already was a popular singer-actor, he married Frida Zibel, and he acted together with her.

Berta Kalich pictured him as such:

"He was a joker and a satirist, always full of life, filled with a laughter on his lips, always ready to help out."

G. in his last year, due to a partial paralysis, did not act.

On 4 June 1924 G. passed away in New York.


M. E. from Joseph Chizhik, Frida Zibel and Jacob Mestel.

Berta Kalich --  (Memoirs) "Tog", 25 April 1925.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 382.
 

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