L. was born in Apt (Opatów),
Radom Gubernia, Poland, to religious parents, leather
merchants. He came over with his parents to Lodz. L.
began, meanwhile, to learn in a school because his
parents had forced him out of their home.
After school L. participated
in the student productions and he became excited about
attention. Later L. worked in a farm near Lodz and early
he learned and "studied" plays.
Coming to Loddz, L. began [farkern]
in "amateur" circles and he debuted in the offering of
Chirikov's "Di yidn (The Jews)", under the direction of
the Moscow director Baru. On 10 April 1909 L. became a
professional actor in Sam Adler's troupe. From there L.
went over to the troupes of Fishzon, Lipovski, Zandberg
In the time of the World
War, he was the co-founder (together with Michalesko and
Charaz) of the modern operetta theatre "Central" in
Warsaw, and then he became one of the active
collaborators, when the theatre was forced into a drama
and comedy theatre.
In May 1924 he was
co-founder of "Vik't", in which he had acted in Warsaw
and in the province, then he acted in the operetta in
Warsaw's Kaminski Theatre, then back in "Vik't", a short
time in "Sambatyon", where he also was an
co-director, again in Kaminski's theatre (drama under
the leadership of M. Lipman),