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