Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE yIDDISH THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1967
 

Louis Heyman
(Louis Herman)

He was born in 1869 in Vitkov (Witkow Nowy), Galicia, to well-to-do parents. He received a traditional Jewish education.

In 1891 he came to America with his parents and two years later performed in a dramatic club with which he traveled across the provinces. In 1903 H. became, through the initiative of Feinman, engaged at the Grand Theatre from where he soon went over to the Thalia Theatre and participated in Gordin's repertoire.

H. for thirteen years acted with Kessler, some years with Adler, Lipzin, Mogulesko, Moshkovitsh and Meerson. H. also had guest-starred in London, Berlin, Romania, Galicia and Bucharest. In 1926-8, H. acted in New York's Hopkinson's Theatre, in 1927-8 in Chicago, in 1928-9 in Boston, and in 1929-30 in Brooklyn's Rolland Theatre.

In 1917 H. was president of the Yiddish Actor's Club, Local 1.

Specialty -- character roles.


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Uriel Mazik -- Bilder-galereye fun unzere idishe shoyshpiler (Picture Gallery of Our Yiddish Players), "Tog", 29 December 1917.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 607.
 

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