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
 

Lyosha Yakubovitsh
 

 

Y. was born in Brzhezhin, near Lodz, Poland. Due to her father's death she was raised by an uncle in Zgerzh, near Lodz, where she had an opportunity to see a Yiddish troupe act.

When the actor Herman Berman heard her by chance sing "Heyse babkelekh", and he moved her to leave with their troupe, and so Y. debuted on 12 September 1894 in Lipno in Shliferstein's play "Dora". From there, under the worse conditions, she carried herself across Poland, then acted in Kiev with Kaminski and Fishzon, and in Kremenchug with Bernstein, with whom she married(?), and she acted later with Bernstein-Sam Adler in other troupes across Russia and Poland.

In 1910 Y. acted with Itskovitsh, with whom she married, migrated across Bessarabia and Poland, and in 1923 came with her husband to America, where she acted together with him in non-union troupes.
 

Sh. E. from Shabtai Itzkovitsh.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 929.
 

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