A. was born in 1864 in
Odessa, Ukraine. He learned in a cheder and in a
yeshiva. In 1878 the dirizhor Dunayevsky took him
into the chorus of the large school, where he sang as a
soprano. Later he same dirizhor brought him into the
the chorus of Goldfaden's troupe, and A. participated in
the chorus of Goldfaden's play "Podriadtshik", later he
acted in the "theatre" with children in the Shpeykhlers
and Boydemer and in homes. In 1884 A.
traveled with a quartet of Holdin-Levinzon, Weinbloym
and Amasia across the Crimea.
After serving in the
military he traveled around with a troupe, and in 1891
he participated in Kompaneyets' troupe, and when it
disbanded, A. joined a circus, where he sang in a
Russian chorus, and he performed Yiddish scenes from
"Shulamis", then he began again to act with Kompaneyets,
then with Fishzon and Berenstein, Spivakovski and
Sharavner, and then he returned to Fishzon.
In 1896 A. was found in
Nikolayev, and when it was forbidden to act in Yiddish,
and he became a cellar singer, traveling around as a
badkhan to brises and weddings and he also
worked at the same time as a treger beym port, until he entered
into Bernstein's troupe, then A. acted in various
troupes in Russia, Poland and Galicia. In the last years
he has an illness and has played a minor role in "Vik"t",
and in Julius Adler's troupe.