YOYSEF SHVARTSBERG (March 1889-July 20, 1939)
He was a poet and author, born in Lipne (Lipno), Poland. From 1901 he was living in the United States, where he acted in theater and became a professional prompter. He wrote several plays which were staged: Idishe kinder (heym, zise heym) (Jewish children; Home, sweet home)—according to B. Gorin, this was two plays and the author’s first name was actually Yankev; Dos meydl fun ist sayd (The gal from the East Side); and Gekoyfte libe (Love purchased). He died in New York.
Source: Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 4 (New York, 1963).