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
 

Paul Libman
(Itskovsky)


L. was born in Yekaterinoslav, Ukraine.

His father was a clothing merchant. 

He learned in a cheder and completed a school singing as a choir boy for Cantor Landman, and in 1909 he debuted with "amateurs" as "Jaffe" in Gordin's "The Jewish King Lear", then he acted in "Bar Kokhba" et al. Later he entered into the chorus in Rappel's troupe, then into the Russian operetta, until he became a professional Yiddish actor and acted in the troupes of Clara Young, Trilling and Kazhdan and then he migrated to the Ukraine and the Crimea.

In 1920 he acted in Yiddish theatre in Turkey and in 1921 came to America, where he acted in several productions with Y. Tantsman and Benny Adler. Soon he retired from the theatre and opened a clothing business.
 

M. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1039.
 

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