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
 

Harry Landman

 

L. was born on 13 May 1889 in Dunayev, Galicia.

His father was a grain merchant.

He learned in a cheder and with a rabbi. He completed a folkshul.

He participated in the "Purimshpiele (Purim play)" in his village, later acted in the village.

In 1907 due to military service he immigrated to America where he worked for the first time in a shop, then for himself, tried to write and print several works in "Kunds".

In 1909 he entered into "Di literarishe folks-bine (The Literary People's Stage)", where he became the regisseur. He acted in chief roles in the plays, most of the time by Hirshbein, and had the possibility of becoming a critic, but by himself not having any emunah in his acting, he became a professional prompter.

In 1916 -- a partner (with Jacobs and Harry Kon) in Brooklyn's Novelty Theatre, where he acted for six to seven months and since 1931 -- has co-managed for the Yiddish theatre in Detroit.

L. was an executive member in Yiddish vaudeville (Local 5) and had assisted in the uniting of both unions.

 

L. (together with Julius Michaelson) wrote the melodrama "Di opgenarte froy" (staged in Harlem's Lenox Theatre) and "Der shtumer edut" (staged in Brooklyn's Lyric Theatre).


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1000.
 

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