Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
L. was born on 25 December
1896 in Starodub, Homel Gubernia, White Russia. His
father was a shadkhan who often used to participate
in Purimshpieles (Purim plays). In the family there were
Yiddish actors. He learned in a cheder, Russian
privately, and he completed three classes of a Yiddish
From childhood he manifested
a desire for the stage, and since 1919 he began to
perform in a drama circle which he had founded.
In 1921 he entered into the
school of the Moscow Yiddish State Theatre, and then went
over to the troupe of "Mim't".
L. also had participated in
the films "Luft-mentsh" and "Yidishe glikn" according to
Sholem Aleichem, director -- A. Granovsky.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1021.
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