Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Y. was born in Odessa, Ukraine. He was a wheat "zipper".
Due to his beautiful voice
he was aroused by the Yiddish theatre, and he had --
according to M. D. Vaksman -- the first to perform as "Yoab
hgdeuny" in Goldfaden's "Shulamit" under the direction
of the author.
After the [recovery=farver]
to act in Yiddish theatre, Y. migrated to England where
he became one of the pioneers of that Yiddish theatre,
especially in the English province.
In the actors' circle Y. was
popular under the name of "Leyzer Dyuk".
From England Y. migrated to
America, where he passed away in Boston.
M. E. from
M. D. Vaksman, Jacob Katzman and Boris Thomashefsky.
B. Gorin -- History of
Yiddish Theatre, Vol. II, p. 49.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 930.
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