Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born on 5 May 1883 in the
village Ilgetsem (Ilguciems), by Riga, Latvia, to well-to-do
At the age of sixteen he
immigrated to Africa.
There he performed in the
chorus of the Yiddish theatre in Capetown
(Director--Saul Wallerstein) and soon he crossed over to
A season later he moved to
M.D. Waxman's troupe in Johannesburg where he acted for
In 1912 he traveled to
Argentina where he acted with Feinman, later for another
season in the Yiddish troupes of Paris, London, Belgium
L. also participated in some
twenty-eight sketches on the English stage and in some
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1143.
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