LEBEDEFF, AARON (1873–1960), Yiddish actor. Born in Gomel, Russia, Lebedeff became known in Warsaw as "The Litvak Comedian." During the Russian Revolution, he gave concerts for the American Red Cross, and later made his way to the U.S. There he became one of Thomashefsky's outstanding players. He composed songs and from 1930 presented many plays and operettas. At 80 he appeared in The Yiddish Show of Shows, two years later in My Weekend Bride.