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
 

Chaim Shmuel Lukatcher


L. was born circa 1849. His father was a sexton in a small shul. He used to travel with two to three young men to inns, sing songs and present themselves. When Itzhak Libresko and Berger put together a troupe from Brody, in 1880, they took him in to it. In the beginning of the eightieth year he met with him and traveled as an actor in Valfgeshafn's troupe (together with Meyerovitsh and his wife, Liza Eynhorn and Sam Adler).

According to Sam Ludvik, L.'s profession is that of hatmaker, was beautiful and young, and he used to sing during his work and after learning several songs to sing for an audience, he traveled with Yakovka Dubinsky across Russia-Poland and he performed in Warsaw in Wolf Litvak's garden. He returned an [eushr] with a silver barrel over his pants, a golden chain and two golden clocks as well with an entire [mzumn]. [Derbay] he was very stingy, and when the other actors used to go out for some drinks, he used it to [heysn] to give him clean water, loaded into his pocket.

According to Moshe Schorr, L. stopped performing and became a [vokhernik]. According to Sam Ludvik, Lukatsher later kept a cellar of petroleum.

L. passed away crazy (he might have risen in wealth) in a Brody hospital. On his grave is a tombstone.


M. E. from Sam Ludvik, Moshe Schorr and H. Feinstein.

  • B. Gorin -- "History of Yiddish Theatre", vol. II, p. 142.

  • Zalmen Zylbercweig -- "Hintern forhang", Vilna, 1928, p. 110-113.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1,  page 231.
 

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