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
 

Sam Ludvik

 

L. was born on 14 December 1858 in Lemberg, Galicia. His father was a brush maker. He completed a four-class folkshul and especially learned Yiddish courses. At the age of fourteen he began to work for a goldsmith, and when the family moved over to Galats (Rumania), L. also entered there into the same profession. When Velvl Zbarazher came here, L. abandoned his profession and left and went out as a singer to Braila, and from there L. traveled to Lemberg, performing there together with the "Broder Singers" (Kofka-Dubinski, Chaim-Shmuel Lukatsher, Chaim Abramovitsh et al.). Then he went away to Rumania, where he performed together with David Hirsh, Yosl Groper, Yakov Littman and Leopold Kaner.

L.'s name  [dergreykht] to America and there he was engaged in Kopelman's Variety, then in the Thalia Music Hall.

L. helped found the variety union (Local 5) and after acting for several years in New York, he returned to Rumania. From there L. traveled to Egypt, where he acted for eight months in Yiddish theatre with Yuzhe Adler, several professional Yiddish actors and "amateurs". Afterwards he performed as a folksinger in Vienna in the garden "Beym goldenem vider".

During wartime L. opened a delicatessen business and restaurant in Vienna and traveled afterwards to Bucharest, where he was interned and after his release he was engaged as an employee with the Free [Meymu-erer?] Lodge, not performing on the stage

 

(almost during the "Lexicon" intensification in 1928 in Bucharest.

L. in April 1933 passed away in Bucharest.


Sh. E.

M. E. from Peter Amatin.

  • Zalmen Zylbercweig -- Vos hob ikh oyfngeton in rumenye farn leksikon fun idishn teatr? "Unzer tseyt", Kishinev, 1 September 1928.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1016.
 

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