Born in 1877 in Krakow,
His father was a merchant
with "eyer", a rich owner's house.
He became aroused for the
Yiddish stage and in 1900 through his younger brother
Zelig, acted comedic character roles. L. had acted in the troupes
of Avraham Axelrad, Glimer, Gimpel, Ber Hart, Ebell and
in Romania with Aschkenazy. He was a member of the
Warsaw Yiddish Actors Union.
When the Nazis captured
Poland in 1939, L. had with his wife and two children
(Jan and Tanke, the oldest Leon is however a guest
player with the "Yidish bande" in America), wandering
from his permanent habitat from Krakow to Tarnow, where
they had since 1942 worked under Nazi supervision. He became sick from hunger
and cold, and when they had, due to physical weakness,
at that point could no longer go keep up the pace, with
his wife and daughter Tanke, sent away to Treblinka and
from there they no longer returned. His son Leon, the
successful actor who is married to the actress Lili Lilana,
in America and had, as an American soldier, appeared in
1945 to find in Germany his brother Jan and brought him
Sh. E. from his son Leon Liebgold.
"Lexicon of the Yiddish
Theatre", Vol. 2, Warsaw, 1934, p. 1025.