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 1885 in
Chmielnik, Kielce Gubernia, Poland. Father -- a railroad
shipper. In her youth, she was taken over to Kielce,
where she completed a four-class city school, then
learned privately and with the help of her father in his
She married a star "boy
entrepreneur", who had directed with several stages in
Warsaw, and L. came into contact with Yiddish theatre
and after her divorce from her first husband, she
married in 1927 actor Michal Michalesko, with whom she
arrived in America in 1920.
In 1924 L. debuted on the
road as "the mother" in I. Rosenberg's play "Di vilde
yugnt", and has remained since then to act in mother and
grand-dame roles in the same troupes as her husband.
On 17 March 1931, L. was
taken in as a member in the Actor's Union.
[--] -- Mises
michalesko erklehrt vos es hos zi bavoygen tsu veren
an akterise, "Forward", N. Y., 10 September 1924.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1142.
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