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
 

Arn Lurie
 

 

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 prominent roles.

In 1918 he traveled to the Soviet Union, where was now until today active as an actor and assistant director in various itinerant collectives.

L.'s son, Borye, acts in Kiev's Yiddish State Theatre.
 

Sh. E. from Mark Leiptsiker.


 

 

 

 


 

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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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