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
 

David Levin
 

 

Born on 5 May 1883 in the village Ilgetsem (Ilguciems), by Riga, Latvia, to well-to-do parents.

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 play roles.

A season later he moved to M.D. Waxman's troupe in Johannesburg where he acted for four years.

In 1912 he traveled to Argentina where he acted with Feinman, later for another season in the Yiddish troupes of Paris, London, Belgium and Germany.

L. also participated in some twenty-eight sketches on the English stage and in some films (Director--Goldin).


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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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