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 Goldstein

 

G. was born on 3 August 1892 in Yanova, Grodno Gubernia, Polish Lithuania. His father was the owner of a locksmith shop.  He learned in a cheder, Talmud Torah, yeshivas and in the Dorfish shul.

At the age of thirteen he came to America and was taken into the active part of the worker's movement.

Feeling a love for the stage, he founded in New York the "Yiddish Dramatic Musical League", which staged one-acters.

Soon thereafter he became a professional actor, but after acting for two years, he became a prompter.

G. was for a long time the president of the Vaudeville Union (Local 5), and in 1921, when he entered into the Yiddish Actors Union, had many collaborations with the union and both unions; two times he was vice-president and in 1926-7 he was president of the Yiddish Actors Union, in which he represented the workshops and the association of the theatre union.

In 1930 he again was president of the Actors Union.


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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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