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
 

Leye Nelson
(Katsenelson)
 

 

Born on 5 February 1905 in Minsk, White Russia. Her father was a tobacco worker, her mother a tailor. She learned in a middle school. At the age of nine or ten she performed in school with declamations and also participated in the school productions. At the age of fifteen she participated in the Russian production of Hauptmann's "Farzunkener gluk" through the Minsk Russian Studio under the pseudonym of Leyb Litvinov, in which she participated with M. Rafelski.

In 1921 N. entered into Rafalski's Yiddish dramatic studio, where she debuted as "Helias" in Hauptmann's fragment "Helias' and as "Talmid" in Peretz's "Mkublim". In 1922 she traveled with the studio to Moscow and remained a member in the troupe when the studio became transformed into "Vim't".
 

Sh. E. 

B. Orshansky -- "Teater"-shlakhsn, Minsk, 1931, pp. 166, 189, 201-2.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1427.
 

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