L. was born on 9 August 1882
in Włocławek, Poland. His parents were merchants. He
completed a pro-gymnasium, and after school with
"amateurs", he acted in Polish. In 1900 under the
pseudonym of "Stalski", he entered into a Polish
operetta troupe in Lodz. Later he went over the acting
in German in the local German theatre (Director
Rosenthal). From there he returned to the Polish stage
(Director Maretski) and then in Grubinski's
operetta-dramatic troupe in Warsaw.
In 1905 he acted in Warsaw's
Ludowi Theatre (Director Mishkovski) and then in the
Polish opera, where he sang several main roles. Then L.
went over to the Yiddish theatre ("Novi" in Warsaw on
Krulevskagasse), where he debuted in "Yehuda un Izrael",
and since then L. has acted, with certain breaks, on the
Yiddish stage in the prominent troupes: with Kaminski,
in Lodz's Grand Theatre (Director I. Zandberg), in the
Central Theatre in Warsaw, where he was regisseur for
the play "Dr. shtiglitz" and (together with Zigmunt
Turkow) "Motke ganef (Motke the Thief)" by Sholem Asch,
later in "Vikt", then in other Yiddish troupes in
L. studied directing and
theatre arts with Zshel Azavsky and Grubinsky.
He several times was a
member of the management of the Yiddish Artists Union in
Poland, and for a certain time her vice-chairman.
L. translated into
Yiddish Krashevski's "Tsiganka aza", "Dos bintl
meshuganim" by Loyfs, "Petra karuza" by Roberto
Bracco, and "Di tsvey toybe" by Moono. All of these
L.'s brother, Moshe, was
an opera singer, and for a certain time he acted on
the Yiddish stage.
Ver zeynen unzere
shoyshpiler? "Ta"k", Lodz, 4, 1922.
Noah Prilutski --
"Yidish teaer", Bialystok, 1921 [in the
Shmuel Landau --
Vi azoy ikh bin gevorn an aktyor, "Teater",
Warsaw, 2, 1925.
Y. B. T. --
Yidishe aktyorn vegn zikh, "Literarishe
M. Weichert -- "Teater
in drama", Warsaw, 1926, II, pp. 12-13.