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 1865 in the
colony Sageydak, Kherson Gubernia, Ukraine.
His father was a cantor. In
1887 he came with his father to Odessa and there was a
choir boy in the shul and then became a folksinger in
the wine cellars together with Sabsey. Later he was
taken into Kompaneyets' troupe and debuted as "Hotsmakh"
in "Koldunya" and then went over to the troupes of
Fishzon, Spivakovski, Sabsey and Genfer. Most of the
time he acted in operettas and melodramas and with
Genfer participated in Gordin repertoire.
In 1921 L. passed away from
a heart stroke in the Yiddish theatre in Odessa.
L.'s daughter, Miriam, acts
on the Yiddish stage and is the wife of actor Fishl
Sh. E. from
R. Granovsky -- Itzhak
Yoel Linetsky, "Pnks", N. Y., 1927-28, p. 216.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1097.
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