L. was born in 18... in
Falticeni or Bucharest, Rumania. His father was an owner
of a wine cellar in Bucharest. L. had, in his early
youth, taken to his father's employment, and since 1879
he also became the owner of the "Zhignitsa" Garden ("Gradina
Lieblich Zhignitsa" -ed.), where they used to
stage Yiddish theatre from time to time.
L. was hindered in his
attempts to produce a permanent Yiddish theatre in
Bucharest, and especially troubled, that in the troupes,
which used to perform in Zhignitsa under his direction,
were permitted to stage Goldfaden's plays. Atop those troupes
stood Avraham Goldfaden, Kalmen Juvelier, Berta Kalich, Aneta Finkel and Malvina Lobel.
On 15 October 1913 L.
suddenly passed away in Bucharest and shortly thereafter
the possession of the Zhignitsa passed to his close
[friend?] Itsikl Goldenberg.
Berta Kalich characterized
him as such in her "memoirs":
"That man had love for the
Yiddish theatre with his entire heart, and though it had
lacked the enthusiasm of Gimpel, he then was only
successful in the Bucharest theatre....he was rich and
had influence in the city. In his theatre there used to
come princes and counts, and they were able to count him
as their own, as they had dnkh-erts for him. He had an
odd nature. Respected and strong and even though as much
crafty as clever, but he always acted with tact. Lieblich had conducted a large business.