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 1875 in
Slutsk, Minsk Gubernia, White Russia.
His father was an estate
liverant for the government.
He learned in a cheder,
Gemorah with a special tutor and Russian with a teacher.
For a short time he worked in his father's printing
In 1888 he came by himself
to America and here became a compositor in Jacob
Sapirshteyn's printing shop. Three years later by
himself he opened a printing shop, where he printed the first Yiddish posters for the Yiddish theatre
and became intimately connected to the Yiddish theatre,
which he helped very often with outside material.
For a certain time L. also
was -- accepting payments -- as the secretary of the
United Yiddish Workshops.
As a leaser of the People's
Theatre (New York, 12th Street and 2nd Avenue), L. was
the partner with the directors Kalich and Rumshinsky
(1930-31), German (1931-32) and Maurice Schwartz
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1129.
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