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 Yekaterinoslav, Ukraine.
His father was a clothing
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
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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