Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
L. was born on 14 May 1897
in Lodz, Poland. Her father was a weaver. She learned in
a folkshul and Yiddish with a rabbi. Through her
brother, who was very close with Yiddish actors, had
performed as "Papus" during Schildkraut's
performances in Lodz, and L. came into contact with the
theatre. As a child she danced in Lodz's Grand Theatre
with Zandberg in the play "Di grinhorns (The
In 1914 she immigrated to
America and entered into the chorus at the Hub Theatre
in Boston, and after that as she meet the
actor Max Badin, went over to a second theatre where
she debuted as "Binyamin" in "Joseph with his Brothers".
After her marriage to Badin, who had written special
lyrics for her, they performed together for a short time
within the province. Later L. performed in Brooklyn's
Liberty Theatre as a soubrette and remained with this
From 1927-30 L. acted in the
Rolland Theatre and since then has acted only for a
short period in various theatres in New York and across
In 1916 L. acted in English
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1013.
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