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Ludwig Satz

Ludwig Satz (18 February 1891 – 31 August 1944) was an actor in Yiddish theater and film, best known for his comic roles. A 1925 New York Times article singles him out as the greatest Yiddish comic actor of the time.

He was born in Lemberg (Lwów), Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine). At the age of 18 he formed his own theater company in Galicia; he emigrated to the U.S. in 1912.

Satz played the male lead in the 1931 film His Wife's Lover (Zayn Vaybs Lubovnik), which was billed as the "first Jewish musical comedy talking picture". He also played on Broadway, one of his more noted roles being Abe Potash in the 1926 Potash and Perlmuter of A. H. Woods.

He starred in A Galitsianer Khasene (A wedding in Galitsia) (music by Herman Wohl, lyrics Boris Rozenthal) with Zina Goldstein and in Ven di zun geyt oyf (Sunrise) with Ola Lilith. His last role was in The Golden Land at the Public Theatre in 1943.

He died in New York City in 1944 survived by his widow, Lillie; three daughters (Celia, Mimi, and Frances); two brothers, Alexander and Eli, "an actor known professionally as Eli Mintz."

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1891, Died January 1st, 1944

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1929

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

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-26850 10-in. 8/30/1922 Ich benk a heim Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor B-26851 10-in. 8/30/1922 Ich benk a heim Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor B-27190 10-in. 11/29/1922 Attorney Street Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with clarinet solo and orchestra vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor B-27191 10-in. 11/29/1922 Kabtzen wie kriechsti Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, lyricist  
Victor CVE-39610 12-in. 6/29/1927 Der freilicher chazen Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Victor CVE-39611 12-in. 6/29/1927 Der freilicher chazen Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-39697 10-in. 7/22/1927 Gewald, git mir a maidel Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-39698 10-in. 7/22/1927 Itshe Ellye mit der kapellye Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-42444 10-in. 2/15/1928 Papa Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-42445 10-in. 2/15/1928 Sie Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor CVE-45864 12-in. 7/9/1928 Mirioml meins Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor CVE-45865 12-in. 7/9/1928 Gei, zei a shames Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-48452 10-in. 12/11/1928 Lom ich frier alten derbei Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-48453 10-in. 12/11/1928 Mazel tov Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-57035 10-in. 10/29/1929 Ihr kent sich forshteln Satz Folk Theatre Orchestra ; Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-57037 10-in. 10/29/1929 Oi gite waibele Fanny Lubritsky ; Satz Folk Theatre Orchestra ; Ludwig Satz Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-58345 10-in. 12/31/1929 Biri biri bom Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-58346 10-in. 12/31/1929 As der rebi will Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer  
Victor [Trial 1919-03-14-01] Not documented 3/14/1919 Tough luck Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Victor [Trial 1919-03-14-02] Not documented 3/14/1919 Jewish bridal song Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Victor [Trial 1922-07-14-03] 10-in. 7/14/1922 In sie vill Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Victor [Trial 1922-07-14-05] 10-in. 7/14/1922 Ich benk a heim Ludwig Satz Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Satz, Ludwig," accessed September 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114218.

Satz, Ludwig. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114218.

"Satz, Ludwig." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 September 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114218

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