B. was born in Stanislawow, Galicia. His father was a
sexton in a shul. As the composer David Hirsh says, B.
for a short time traveled around Turkey as a "good
and he did good business. But because he wasn't an
ethical [mkhshul], he cast away his funds.
According to actor Cesar
Greenberg, it had happened in 1875 that B. was with an
uncle in Constantinople. He geshiklt in an eye, was a
bit of a singer, and he knew some words to each song. In
Greenberg's offering in Constantinople of "The Sale of
Joseph", B. acted in the role of "Jacob", then they
traveled to Romania together, and there he acted in the
vaudeville of Greenberg's "Arbel-proze".
According to Itzhak Libresko,
soon after the founding of the Goldfaden Theatre,
B. came to Iasi and created a small troupe under the
name "Bergman's Troupe", with whom he traveled to perform
B. Gorin remembers him as an
actor in the Horowitz troupe across Galicia, and later as
a director in Galicia.
According to the actor
Charles Nathanson, B. had a concession in performing
Yiddish theatre in Galicia, and he created a partnership
with Tanentsap, who was partners with him (Nathanson) in
Bukovina. In 1897 B. was with Nathanson as a prompter in
B. passed away (date?) in
Vienna from a cancer.
M. E. from Itzhak Libresko, S. Ferkauf, Cesar Greenberg,
Charles Nathanson, David Hirsh and Moshe Schorr.
B. Gorin -- "History
of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, pp. 199, 242; Vol. II,