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Roumania, Roumania

Aaron Lebedeff was a Yiddish vaudeville performer whose prime was 1920-40. Born in Russia in 1873, he arrived in the US in 1920. His American career was launched by the great Yiddish actor/impresario Boris Thomashefsky –  the grandfather of conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Lebedeff’s performances were filled with almost maniacal energy and zany intensity. This is…

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