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
 

Lucy Levin

 

L. was born on 4 July 1906 in Vilna, Polish Lithuania. Her father is a chorus singer in the Yiddish theatre. Her mother's parents and grandparents -- cantors. In 1908 L. came with her parents to America.

Here she attended the public and high schools.

She learned piano with Sholom Secunda and Mara Silva, [orgl?] with Alex Richardson, and singing with Cesar Stureny.

Through the initiative of Samuel Goldenburg and Hymie Jacobson, L. performed in 1924 in Philadelphia's Garden Theatre in the title role of L. Freiman's operetta "Di goldene kale", and she remained there to act for a season in the theatre.

From 1925-28 she was a prima donna in Kessler's Second Avenue Theatre (with Molly Picon), 1928-29 -- in the Rolland Theatre, 1929-30 again in Kessler's Second Avenue Theatre, 1930-31 -- in the National Theatre (with Lebedeff and Blank), 1931-32 in the Rolland Theatre, and 1932-33 -- again in the Second Avenue Theatre (with Lebedeff and Blank).

L. participated in the motion picture "Ed mti (Eternal Prayer)" (Director -- Sidney Goldin), and "Zayn vayb's lyubovnik (His Wife's Lover)" by Sheyne Rokhl Semkoff (with Ludwig Satz).
 

M. E.

 

  • Sidney Gordon [Kh. Ehrenreich] --- Lucy Levine, the prima donna of second avenue theatre, "Forward", N. Y., 13 November 1925.

  • M. Osherowitz -- Amerikaner geboyrene un amerikaner ertsoygene aktyoren un akteryses oyf der idisher bihne, "Forward", N. Y., 14 November 1925.

  • "Idisher velt-almanakh", N. Y.,  1926.

  • Dr. I. Kritikus [Jacob Kirschenbaum] -- In der velt fun theater, "Der amerikaner", N. Y., 5 March 1926.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1147.
 

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