Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
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.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 996.
Copyright © Museum of Family History.
All rights reserved.