B. was born on 9 July 1879
in Galats (Galati), Rumania. His father was a corset
maker. He completed a four-class elementary school, and
then learned in a school of commerce. In 1893 he toured
in a choral concert, and in 1895 he entered into the
troupe, which Treitler put together from the local [talent],
with whom he staged his play "Yona hanivia." In 1896 B.
entered into a variety troupe (Mr. and Mrs. Klug, Mr. Kuneshkovitsh, Mr. and Mrs. London), which toured across
Romania; in Floyesht he crossed over to a legitimate
troupe, where Mr. and Mrs. Filipesco, Mr. Neyman,
Solomonesco, Greenfeld (prompter) and Mr. and Mrs.
Weissman performed, with whom he toured across Romania
until 1900 when he came to Canada. Here the he entered
into a troupe, and from there B. traveled to New York,
where he acted from time to time, then for two years in
English burlesque with Billie Vasman, a year in English
vaudeville, from time to time English legitimate
theatre, and he went into the union -- legitimate
B. wrote the plays "Ven a
froy libt," "Dem rebins zundele" and "Mollie spodik",
which was staged in the province.