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
 

Regina (Rivka) Lubartovska

 

L. was born on 4 June 1886 in Lodz, Poland. Her father was a tailor. She learned at home. Through her sister and brother, who had acted in the theatre, she was taken to Zdunska Wola in 1903, where she acted as "Serafina" in "Bar kokhba" and, due to bad business, she went home from there on foot. For two years she worked as a [stacker=shtoperke] in a factory and then was taken into the chorus of Zandberg, and more than a half-year later (1905) she organized the chorus as a troupe which traveled to Bendin to act. In Radom the local troupe united with a second troupe, which consisted of members of the Warsaw Yiddish theatre chorus (Loshe kutner -- later German, Chana Foderman, Malka Riten, Dina Shayevitsh, Misha German, M. Bulman, Max Brin and Flaum) and they traveled together to Lomza, where L. already performed in the first roles of Gordin's "Pertuar".

Here L. married actor Leon Rabinovitsh. In 1907 she acted in Bialystok and later went on tour across Poland and Volin, and in Bialystok performed in the American repertoire that Julius Adler had brought. Later she crossed over to the troupe of Spivakovski and toured across Russia, Ukraine, Latvia and Kurland. From Homel she went over to Genfer in Vilna and then acted with Clara Young in Yekaterinoslav. Due to her family situation, she traveled to Lodz and there was taken into the troupe of Adler-Sierotsky, where she acted until 1920 and since then across various ... in Poland together with her second husband, the prompter Blat.

On 8 July 1932 L. passed away in Lodz.


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V. Neyhoyz -- Regina lyubartovska, "Neyer folksblat", Lodz, 10 July 1932.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1012.
 

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