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
 

Dave Lubritsky
 

L. was born on 21 March 1904 in London, England [a family member states that David's birthday was Mar. 22, 1903, and that he was born in Mile End, London, England- ed.]

He was Fanny and Goldie's brother.

He came to America when he was five years old. He learned in a public school, three years in high school, and Yiddish from a rabbi and his father.

As a child of nine, he started acting in children's roles with David Kessler, and then played with Bessie and Boris Thomashefsky. Until the age of fifteen, he sang together with his sister Fannie. He sang as the cantor.

He became a salesperson in a clothing store, and for about six years didn't associate with the theatre. He only participated from time to time in concerts. He was a social director in a summer camp.

Hollander convinced him to become a professional actor, and he went into Hollander's troupe of actors.

He played in Toronto from 1926-1927, in Boston from 1927-1928, and in Philadelphia from 1928-1929. In 1929-30 he acted at Satz's Folks Theatre. In the summer of 1930, he went on a tour across Europe with his wife Diana Goldberg.

 

From 1930-31, L. acted at New York's Public Theatre.

From 1931-32 he was in Chicago, and from 1932-33 he was in Brooklyn's Rolland Theatre.

Specialty: Fat-comic.
 

M. E.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- Naye pnis'er oyf der ididshe bine, "Morning Journal", N. Y., 24 January 1930.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1015.
 

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