Born circa 1859 in Warsaw,
Poland. Father -- a tailor. In his early years he began
to act with "amateurs", and then was one of those who
had laid the foundation for Yiddish theatre in Poland.
Participated in the Eldorado Theatre in Warsaw, where
Goldfaden had staged his plays. B. brought onto the
stage Miriam Trilling with whom he later married.
B. acted in Poland, Russia,
and in the epoch of decrees and persecution of Yiddish
theatre, he had survived with itinerant troupes during
difficult times. At times he toured with a quartet
(Berman, Titelman, Rotstein and Feinstein).
In the years 1900-3, B.
toured with the Yiddish actors Schwartzhard, adolf
Berman and various singers and dancers as a "Russian
singer and dance couple" across Europe (Germany, France,
England, Spain), then B. acted in Yiddish theatre in
London, returning to Poland to Kaminski's and became a
provincial director, then B. acted with the directors
Rappel, Eplberg, Kaminski, Kompaneyets, Zandberg, Julius
Adler and H. Serotsky.
B. was closely connected
with the old repertoire, in which he had, as a
character-comic, singer and dancer, performed in
dominant roles, was very popular and had great success,
but also when he used to come out to participate in new
repertoire, he used to with his elegant approach and
appearance drew attention.