Noted Yiddish performer Lillian Lux died at age 86. Lux, who started performing in Yiddish plays and musicals in the 1930s, succumbed Saturday to congestive heart failure in a Manhattan hospital, The New York Times reported. Lux performed often with her husband, the late Pesach Burstein. Along with Burstein and their two children, Lux put on shows as the Four Bursteins. Among her best-known roles was Feygele in the operetta “A Khasene in Shtetl,” the Times said. Born Lillian Sylvia Lukashefsky in Brooklyn, Lux trained with the Yiddish Art Theater and later performed in the Catskills, on Broadway, in Israel and elsewhere.
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