A. was born in November 1903
in Vilna, Polish Lithuania, into a well-to-do family, in
which he also heard the Russian actors Morozov and
Aleksandrov. After school he would stage and act in the
school productions. Not regarding the resistance of his
parents, he later actively participated in amateur
productions. In 1918 he entered into the Yiddish
dramatic studio under the direction of Avraham Slabodsky.
In 1919 he acted as an
"amateur" in the role of "Dobtshinsky" in Gogol's "Revizor"
and through this became excited by the attention of the
actor Sandler, who took him into a professional
In 1923 he immigrated to
Buenos Aires, and there acted for two months under the
direction of Marinov, and then, in the span of three
years, with Thomashefsky, Joseph Schoengold, L. Kremer
during their guest appearances, et al.
In 1926 he traveled with a
member troupe under the leadership of Morris Brown
across Chile, Peru, Cuba and Mexico, where the troupe
acted, for a short time in the United States of America
(Texas: El Paso, San Antonio, Dallas).