Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
L. was born in 1866 in
Warsaw, Poland. His father was a traveler (salesman?)
for a lumber firm.
He learned in cheders and in
a Polish school. He possessed a beautiful voice and a
leaning toward his melodies, thus he became a singer in
Britain(?), got married and afterwards a Yiddish
folksinger. Later he entered into a Ukrainian troupe as
a singer and dancer and from there went into the chorus
and danced in the Yiddish troupes of Fishzon and Spivakovski.
In 1905 he began to perform
in character roles in the troupe of Spivakovski and Sam
Adler in Peterburg, then he acted with the troupe in
Warsaw. Later he performed with Kaminski and several
years with Zandberg in Lodz's Grand Theatre, then by
himself he performed with troupes across the Polish
province until the World War when he settled in
Russia, where he had already performed on the state,
being for a certain period the director of a Yiddish
troupe in Irkutsk, Siberia.
M. E. from Fela
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1002.
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