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
 

Dr. Henry Morris Landvorth
(Moshe Chaim Landvirt)


L. was born on 1 April 1886 in Andrikhov, Galicia.

He learned in cheders in Oshpitsin (Oswiecim) and Gemorah with special tutors. He finished the folkshul and afterwards g graduated from Vienna's Geverber high school. In 1904 he came to Paris, where he studied art and medicine at the same time .

In 1909 he came to Canada and a year later in the United States, where he founded the journal "Der sotsialer krieg", afterwards working with various journals.

In 1913 he published in "Unzer gezund" his ""Ershte dishe stenografye".

L. had in the journal part-time also written about the Yiddish theatre and also from time to time maintained courses on the theme.

In 1915 he published in Chicago his four-act drama "Ideal un leyden", and in 1916 wrote in English the one-act "A gebet far shlum", that soon was staged. In the same year L. wrote in Yiddish the opera "Der letser lamf". In 1929 he published in English a book of songs with Yiddish themes.

L. practiced as a medical doctor in San Francisco.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 996.
 

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