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
 

Lilly Lilliana
 

 

L. was born in 1915 in Warsaw, Poland. In 1929 she performed in the chorus of the Skala Theatre, while at the same time learning in a gymnasium.

In 1931 she was engaged in the small-arts theatre "Ararat" by the poet Moshe Broderzon, and later went over to the "Novoshtshi" Theatre into "Di yidishe bande", and married actor Leon Liebgold and followed the same path as he did in the theatre.

In 1937 she went on a world tour with the "Yiddish bande", acting in Lithuania, Lettland (Latvia), Belgium, France and in 1939 came with the troupe to America, where she remained due to the outbreak of the Second World War. Here she acted first as a soubrette, and later in prima donna roles in operatic repertoire in the Yiddish theatres of Detroit and Chicago.

In 1943 L. became a member of the Yiddish Actor's Union and began to act in New York in various theatres until her husband came back from the American army, and then they traveled with various troupes across the Yiddish communities across the land.

In 1954 She went, her husband, to guest-star in South America: she acted in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, and from there they went to guest star in the state of Israel in Yiddish, and then came back to America, where she acted in various theatres.

L. also was a summer staff member in the actors-ensemble in various camps, and in 1936 acted the role of "Leah" in the film of Anski's "Dybbuk", and in America in the film "Kol Nidre" by Ben Gitlin.


Sh. E. from Mordechai Yachson.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 2242.
 

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