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
 

Isaac Jacob Lubritsky
(Eyzik Yankel)
 

 

L. was born about 1859 in Vishegrod, Plotzer Gubernia, Poland.

According to Leon Gottlieb, Lubritsky used to travel from city to city as an entertainer. He was popular and was called the "Vishegroder Badkhan (Entertainer)".

Then as a married man he immigrated to London with his family.

In the beginning, he continued this trade of being a badkhan.

He published a book of songs and he wrote in the Yiddish newspaper.

Later on, he became a prompter at the Yiddish Pavilion Theatre.

His children used to act in children's roles for the Yiddish troupes in that theatre.

In 1908 he came to America with his family.

In the beginning, he was a prompter in the Yiddish theatre, and then he worked by rewriting roles.

L. passed away in 1928 in New York and was brought to his eternal rest at the plot of the Yiddish Theatrical Alliance (at Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, New York-- ed.)


M. E. from Fannie Lubritsky and Leon Gottlieb.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1014.
 

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