L. was born on 13 May 1889
in Dunayev, Galicia.
His father was a grain
He learned in a cheder and
with a rabbi. He completed a folkshul.
He participated in the "Purimshpiele
(Purim play)" in his village, later acted in the
In 1907 due to military
service he immigrated to America where he worked for the
first time in a shop, then for himself, tried to write
and print several works in "Kunds".
In 1909 he entered into "Di
literarishe folks-bine (The Literary People's Stage)",
where he became the regisseur. He acted in chief roles
in the plays, most of the time by Hirshbein, and had the
possibility of becoming a critic, but by himself not
having any emunah in his acting, he became a
In 1916 -- a partner (with
Jacobs and Harry Kon) in Brooklyn's Novelty Theatre,
where he acted for six to seven months and since 1931 --
has co-managed for the Yiddish theatre in Detroit.
L. was an executive
member in Yiddish vaudeville (Local 5) and had
assisted in the uniting of both unions.