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 November 1899
in Nikolayev, Kherson Gubernia, Ukraine. Her father was
the manager of a beer factory. She completed a
professional school. She acted in Russian with
"amateurs". In 1915 she became acquainted with
during his performance in Nikolayev and married him. He
taught her Yiddish.
In 1916 she performed in
Harbin in the role of "Milka" in Gordin's "Der meturef"
and continued to act in the troupe, with whom she also
acted in Shanghai. Here she also acted in Russian with
the dramatic troupe of Michail Hermalensky, and when
Lebedeff left China on the way to America, she stayed
there to act in Russian in a Russian club.
In 1920 she came to America,
but first in 1925 she performed in Schildkraut's
theatre in Dymov's "Bronx Express" and "Di letste
gelibte" and in Asch's "God of Vengeance", and then she
traveled with Schildkraut across the province, and for a
certain time L. acted with the Vilna Troupe in new York,
then in the Liberty Theatre with Anshel Schorr, and in
1927-28 in Toronto.
In 1931-32 L. acted under
the name of Vera Lubov in the National Theatre, and in
1932-33 she was at the Second Avenue Theatre.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1135.
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