Early years

Vasyl' and Liudmyla Serdiuk, theatrical photograph

Vasyl' and Liudmyla Serdiuk in a theatrical production in Poland, 1927.

Liudmyla Targoni Serdiuk was born May 6, 1899 in the village of Nimovychi, Volyn' region of Ukraine to Antin and Mokryna Targoni. In 1924 she began acting in various touring theater companies.

Vasyl’ Serdiuk was born in 1900. He fought in the Ukrainian War of Independence, after which he became an actor and theater director in Western Ukraine.

Vasyl’ and Liudmyla married in 1928.