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 on 10 December
1896 in Kiev, Ukraine.
His father was a conductor
in the local opera.
He completed the state
gymnasium. He learned his Yiddish studies privately and
afterwards studied the dramatic arts in the school of
the Moscow Arts Theatre.
Between 1914 and 1920 he was
in the troupe of the Korsh Theatre.
In 1921 he immigrated to
China, where he acted in 1922 in the Yiddish Theatre
(debuting as "Shmuel Yosl" in Gordin's "Di khith"(,
then in the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama).
In 1925 he came to America
and traveled with his own small troupe around the
Pacific coast and also had a certain opportunity to
perform in the East and West of the United States.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 962.
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