Aaron Lebedeff (1873-1960), Yiddish theater star. Born in Homel, White Russia. In childhood he sang for the Hazzan Borekh David. Having no interest in education, he was sent to learn a trade, but soon he ran away and began to play small roles in a Russian theaters in Boboysk, Minsk and other towns. When the Russian troup fell apart, he went back to Homel, taking part in amateur theater and opening a dance club. When Leyzer Bernshtein's troup arrived he wheedled a place in it.
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