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 8 October
1882 in Opole, Lublin Gubernia, Poland. His father was a
military tailor. He learned in a cheder and in the city
school., while at the same time helping his father in
his work. At the age of seventeen he traveled to Warsaw
as a tailor and there became an frequent attendee of the
Yiddish theatre, where he used to understudy and did
technical work. As a tenor L. used to sing with Cantor Roitman and later in the synagogue with Sirotan.
He migrated with his parents
to Kiev, and in 1907 he was taken in there as a
technical worker in the Sam Adler-Spivakovski troupe,
then he became a professional chorus singer and as such was
active in various troupes, where he also used to from
time to time act in small roles, until in 1917 he came
to Kompaneyet's troupe in Warsaw, where he acted in
In 1918 he traveled to the
Soviet Union, where was now until today active as an
actor and assistant director in various itinerant
L.'s son, Borye, acts in
Kiev's Yiddish State Theatre.
Sh. E. from
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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