Lives in the Yiddish Theatre


Louie Goldberg


G. was born on 4 July 1884 in Kamenets Podolsk, Volin. His father was a contractor. He learned in a cheder and with a private teacher -- Hebrew, German and Russian, later he learned in the city Russian school.

In 1895 he came together with his parents to America, and here attended evening school and began to work with his father in a shop. Due to his desire to be near the Yiddish theatre, he became in 1787 a worker in the Windsor Theatre, New York, and sold [tsukervarg] there for a span of seven years.

In 1905 he came to the People's Theatre in the position of a publicity manager, and in 1906 he became the manager of benefits and tickets for [voyltetike] purposes.

In 1908 he became the assistant manager in the People's Theatre for Thomashefsky, where he remained for three years.

In 1911 he founded for the first time a Yiddish theatre (Lenox Theatre) in Harlem, New York, in which Blank and Samuel Rosenstein included themselves. The theatre was sold, existing for a year.

In 1913 he became through Thomashefsky engaged as the main manager in the National Theatre, where he worked for nine years


and was shown in 1915 to become co-owner of the lease of the theatre.

In 1922 he quit with Saks from the partnership with Thomashefsky, and he remained director (with Saks) until the end of May 1926. During the 1926 season he led together with N., Schulman the direction of the Liberty Theatre in Brownsville. At the end of January 1927 he opened together with N. Schulman on Second Avenue and Fourth Street in New York the Public Theatre, and in 1929-30 he was the manager of the same theatre, which already bore the name of Gabel's Public Theatre.

M. E.

"Khnukht-hbit fun shulman-goldberg poblik teater", N. Y., 1927.






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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 266.

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