B. was born circa 1866 in Tarnopol, Galicia, to poor
parents -- small merchants. He had a beautiful alto
voice, and he sung with the important cantors of
Galicia, as well as with Nisan Belzer. He was a chorus
singer with Gimpel, where he also later performed as a
"singing lover" in Goldfaden's operettas. B. left the
stage and became a cantor in Bohemia, then he returned
to the stage, and he performed with Axelrad in
Czernowitz and also in the provincial troupes in
Galicia, Austria and Hungary.
B. possessed a great tenor
voice, and in 1892, during the Chicago Exposition, he
came to Chicago as a German duet singer, and soon
thereafter traveled back to Galicia.
In 1905 Thomashefsky brought
him to his People's Theatre, and b. performed as
"Absalom" together with Rosa Karp as "Shulamit". In 1906
B. became engaged to Aged in vaudeville, where he
performed as a star in the one-act operettas, which were
staged there. B. performed in several other vaudeville
houses, then in Gabel's Third Street Theatre.
B. had a disability: one of
his hands was paralyzed, but all the time his voice was
splendid as the vaudeville houses had existed, and it
was not severe on his imperfection at the time. However,
when there came the change in the status of the
vaudeville houses and in his voice, B. had to leave the
stage, and again he became a cantor.
In March 1929 B. passed away
in New York. One of his sons is an actor on the English
M. E. from Meir Shehr, Sholem Perlmutter, Rosa Karp and
M. Myodonik -- Meyne
teater zikhroynes, "Der shtern", Minsk, 2-3, 1926.