Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
T. was born on 16 August
1887 in Rogova, Lithuania. His father was a ritual
slaughterer. As a child he learned from his father and
From his grandfather he
later in the Rameylit yeshiva in Vilna, in a small house
of study in Kovno and in the end became an extern in
Due to military service he
went away to America and there tried various trades. On
the way back to Russia he stopped off in London, where
he had in 1907 begun to act as an "amateur" in
Arbeter-fraynt-klub (Worker's Friend Club) under the
direction of Samuel Goldenburg.
Until 1911 he acted as an
"amateur", then became a professional actor. He acted in
the Pavilion Theatre together with Adler, then across to
the English province, Germany and Switzerland, until in
1914 he went to Paris, where he, due to the war,
remained and acted until today.
T. was the founder of the
Yidish arbeter fareyn (Jewish Worker's Union) in Paris
and its first president.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 892.
You can also read Leyb's biography, in the memorial volume no. 5, by
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