Born on 1 May 1903 in
Lentshitz, Poland. His father was a Chasid, a partner in
a mill. As a five-year-old orphan he went with his
mother over to Lodz, where she opened a milk vault. He
learned in a cheder, and in the afternoon Russian in a
governmental school, From his early youth he was
enamored with Yiddish literature.
In 1914 during the outbreak
of the First World War, he fled to Gostin, where he
became at the age of twelve, a translator of German
comedies, a Jew. For one-and-a-half years he was brought
in Bloshka into an internment camp, then her returned to
Gostin, where again became a translator for a
veterinarian. Here he also became a member in the
Jungbund. In 1916 he was connected to an amateur group
under the direction of Adam Domb and began to act in
youthful roles, then from time to time with professional
From 1920-22 he acted in
Lodz in dramas, then went away to the military. He
returned, acting with "Unzer vinkl", "Hazmir"
(directors: Bekher, Tsviling).
He immigrated to Mexico,
first L. acted with amateurs, then since 1927 in a
Yiddish professional troupe which wandered across
Central and South America and hit for the first time the
"tent" of the Yiddish
theatre in Mexico (Leon and Celia Zuckerberg,
Morris and Rose Brown, Morris and Genya Gelber,
Aaron Alexandrov, Nathan and Sarah Ginter).
Remaining in Mexico, L. was from then on
continuously associated with Yiddish
professional productions, in which he
participated as a guest-star with Joseph
Shoengold, Frances Adler, Jacob and Charlotte
Goldstein, Janet Paskewitz, Maurice Krohner,
Clara Young, Betty Frank, Benjamin Blank, Jacob
Zanger, Sylvia Fishman, Abe Lax, Jacob Berlin,
Zigmund Turkow, Esther Perlman, Betty and Leon
Rabinowitz, Ethel and Abe Dorf, Abraham
Teitelbaum, Isidore Meltzer, Ludwig Satz, Rose
Wallerstein, Oscar Ostroff, Yetta Zwerling,
Seymour Rechzeit and Michael Rosenberg.
L. himself also was
taken with arranging a range of productions with
Maurice Schwartz and Leonid Sokolov, with whom
he had performed, and in the most recent years
he has participated continuously in the productions
which Morris Brown has staged with local
L.'s wife, Elka
Lubinski, a sister of the poet Yitzhak Berliner
(born on 24 May 1904 in Lodz and died 15 May
1945 in Mexico), also had participated in the
Yiddish productions in Mexico.
is the editor of "Lexicon of the Yiddish
Theatre", Zalmen Zylbercweig, the husband of the
actress Celia Silver [Zuckerberg].