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
 

Leyb Troyman

 

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 until bar-mitzvah.

From his grandfather he later in the Rameyl's yeshiva in Vilna, in a small house of study in Kovno and in the end became an extern in Vilna.

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 came to Paris, where he, due to the war, remained as a Yiddish actor.

His wife, Chana (Katz), who also was a Yiddish actress, due to her husband's tragedy, also became sick, and she had to be taken away into a hospital in Paris. Zi hot dem klap nit gekont transferred and a few months later she passed away there. Her son, Albert, five years passed in the German concentration camps, he had however survived his peyniker and lived in Paris with his family.


Sh. E. from Anita Poliakov, Hersh Rapoport, Wolf Bressler and S. Perlman.

  • "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre", Warsaw, 1931, Vol. 2, p. 892.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 5, page 4163.
You can read Leyb's initial Lexicon biography in volume 2, by clicking here.
 

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