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
 

Leyzer Yakubovitsh


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.


 

 

 

 


 

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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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