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
 

Max Lasky

 

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 house painter.

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.
 

M. E.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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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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