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
 

Neytan Richter
 

 

R. was born on 14 April 1883 in Kishinev, Bessarabia. His parents were in business.

He learned in a cheder and in elementary school. Out of love for the theatre he started his stage career as a comic in Sabsey's troupe in Bessarabia, then crossing over into the troupes of Feldman and Genfer. In 1905 he went away to America, where he acted for four years, wandering thither, returning to London.

In 1910 he traveled to Odessa, where he entered into Fishzon's troupe, and he married Manya Baranovitsh.... R. traveled again back to London where he acted with his wife, then in Paris, Antwerp and Germany.

R. also acted on the English stage for two years in the role of "Perlmuter" in the comedy "Potash un perlmuter".

Since 1920 he became "Leo Neytan", an impresario and theatre agent, especially for Yiddish actors. In 1921 R. was director for the new Yiddish theatre in London. R. used to come to America and participate in non-union troupes.

On 25 September 1943 R. passed away.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 4948.
 

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