Yakov Fuchs (1880–1921), Yiddish theater actor. Born in Lemburg (Lviv), Galitsia, he joined a Yiddish theater chorus at the age of 17 and after singing in Lemburg and Rumania for a short time, he became a soloist and then starred in Professor Hurvitz's operetta Jacob and Esau. Yakov's voice deteriorated due to lung disease and he became a character actor.[1] He played both comedies and serious dramas. He died of lung disease in Lemburg.

His wife Ruzha Fuchs was a beloved and successful Yiddish theater star; their son Leo Fuchs was a famous actor.


  1. ^ Zalmen Zylbercweig, Leksikon fun Yidishn teater, Book six, 1133-4921