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
 

Itzhak Latovitsh

 

L. was born in 1889 in Pyastetshna, near Warsaw, Poland.

His father was a ritual slaughterer.

He received a home education. He learned in Warsaw in a worker's school, which had [oysgearbert shtukaturn] for the Yiddish theatre (Jardin d'Hiver), and also that he came in contact with the troupe.

He was imbued with a deep desire for the stage, connecting L. with an "amateur" group, and he acted with them (1906) in the Bagatela Theatre as "Chaim-Yoel" in Richert's "Hertsele myukhs". Due to his family conditions L. left for Bessarabia and there entered as a professional actor into Guzik's troupe, where he acted for four years. Afterwards he acted for three years with Julius Adler and later became, together with Vinokur, directors of an itinerant troupe across Russia.

In 1921 he returned to Poland and since then has acted in various troupes.

L.'s daughter, Annie Litman, from his first wife Natalya, also acts on the Yiddish stage.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 963.
 

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