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 Leybovitsh

 

L. was born on 7 December 1892 in Iasi, Rumania. His parents were in business.

He learned in a Yiddish-Rumanian school with the teacher Z. Helman (Hzmn), who as a former actor helped him develop a love of the Yiddish word and also directed him to the Yiddish theatre.

He tried to be a businessman but in the end, after entering in on [vaviltetike ovntn] with Yiddish concerts, he became in 1912 a professional actor in the troupe of Pinku Fridman and Adolf Segal.

In 1917 he went to Russia and acted there for several years.

In 1920 he returned to Rumania and became a folksinger in bars and coffee houses.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1057.
 

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