Isidore Lillian

Isidore Lillian (Yiddish: איזידאָר ליליען Izidor Lilien) (c. 1882 - 1960) was an actor, songwriter, playwright, and composer who was a leading figure in the New York Yiddish Theatre for the first half of the twentieth century. He wrote hundreds of songs for the theatre which were performed by such actors as Boris Thomashefsky, David Kessler, and Jacob Adler, as well as by Lillian himself.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 7, 1882 (Rzeszów), Died August 27, 1960 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, speaker, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 51-56 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W108001 10-in. June 1927 Mayer! Annie Lubin Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-70507 10-in. Feb. 1922 Mein veib shlept zich mit Simon Paskal Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 4155 10-in. approximately Sept. 1920 A kind und a Heim Rose Dreeben Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Brunswick 6180 10-in. approximately Aug. 1921 Das Reidele dreit sich Joseph Feldman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Brunswick 7678 10-in. approximately Mar. 1922 In a klein Shtibele Morris Goldstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Favorite 2920-o 10-in. May or June 1907 Ich bleib a bucher Leon Kalisch Male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 51-56 of 56 records)


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