Wednesday, 22 March 2017


LEYB LITVINOV (b. March 28, 1899)
            Pseudonym of Leyb Gurevitsh, he was born in Minsk, Byelorussia.  From 1917 he was working as an actor on both the Russian and Yiddish stage in Russia.  He led dramatic circles and studios in Minsk and other cities.  He published articles about theater in Shtern (Star) and Oktyabr (October) in Minsk, as well as the Homel-based Russian newspaper Polyeskaia pravda (Polesian truth).  Together with A. Kh. Avin, he composed the play Tsen teg in trest, a kino-satire in 19 epizodn (Ten days in Trieste, a movie theater satire in nineteen episodes) (Minsk: Central Council of Trade Unions in Byelorussia, 1925), 47 pp.

Sources: Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 2 (New York, 1934), with a bibliography; Shtern (Minsk) (February 1927).
Yankev Kahan

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