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
 

Louie Josephson

 

J. was born on 14 February 1879 in Baku, Rumania. His parents were small merchants.

In 1901 he came to America and became a member in a dramatic club and participated in productions in the National Theatre on the Bowery (New York).

In 1911 he acted in Chicago for Philip and Saltshe Weisenfreund.

In 1915 he was in Detroit. In 1916 he was partners with Jacob Kalich directing with the Lyric Theatre in Toronto.

In 1918 he was manager of a Yiddish theatre in Montreal and had the opportunity to act with the guest-starring David Kessler, Rosa Karp, Berl Bernstein and Leon Blank.

In 1922 he settled in Denver (Colorado) and there until 1926 directed with a Yiddish theatre and with a moving picture house.

Since 1926 he has migrated about with self-[tsunoyfgeshtelte] small troupes across the small communities of America and Canada.

J.'s two sons, Saul and Sam, act on the Yiddish stage.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 910.
 

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