D. was born in 1898 in Savran,
Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine, to Orthodox parents, who had
in 1910 immigrated to Argentina. Until age twelve he
learned in a cheder, and since his arrival in Argentina,
by himself foresaw his education.
Seeing Moshkovitsh act,
there developed in D. a deep desire for the stage. D.
became a recitator in worker concerts, then he
participated in the founding of amateur circles, which
he directed the better Yiddish repertoire.
In March 1923 D. entered
into professional acting in the Olympia Theatre,
debuting in Tsipkus' play "Mshhs turh". Later D. had the
opportunity to act as "Armand" in "Kameliendame" and
"Raymond" in "Madam X" with the guest-starring Lobel.
After a short time D.
retired from the professional theatre and first in 1925
he participated in "Folksteater" under the leadership of
Zaslavsky, then in a tour across the province.
In 1926-1927 he was in the
Excelsior Theatre (Director Morris Axelrad), 1927-8 in
the same theatre --Director Nuger-Siliya.