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 1895 in
Warsaw, Poland. His father was a sexton.
He learned in a cheder. As a
child he acted with others in the "children's troupe" in
the Muranow Theatre.
In 1907 he came to a sister
in America, learned in an evening school and became a
Due to a inclination for the
stage, he became a co-founder of the "Hebrew Dramatic
Club", where he debuted as "Yakov Enman" in Dymov's "Shema'
Yisra'el". After acting there for four years, he
performed for about three to four years as a professional
actor with Sheykevitsh across the province.
L. later retired as a
painter, serving in wartime with the American army, and
thereafter toured, acting in the Yiddish theatre across
the American province and was a co-founder of the
"European Cooperative Yiddish Troupe", which had in the
beginning performed in New Jersey, afterwards in New York's
Grand Theatre, the Corona (Lipzin) Theatre, and since
1931 in the Bronx's McKinley Square Theatre.
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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