D. was born in 1863 in
Brigel, Galicia. His father was a
[din=lawyer] in Tarnow.
He learned in a yeshiva,
then became a badkhan (comedian) across the small towns
of Galicia. In [esvientsis] he became known to a family
of theatre amateurs and directed with them "Joseph with
his Brothers", acting in the role of "Jacob".
In 1892 he went away with
his wife to London, where he acted in episodic roles in
the local Yiddish theatre and then in Paris. In 1893 he
returned to Lemberg and here became the reorganizer of
the nightly " Broder Singer-Folksinger", and
was very popular for years as a duet with his wife Sally Beshtendig.
In 1896 D. for the first
time with Kanner acted in Yiddish vaudeville. In 1900 D.
was for two seasons with Wertheimer in Budapest, then in
the Viennese "Beyt golddenen vider" acting in a Yiddish
troupe with Zibl and Adolph Meltzer, later a season in
Having a concession in
Yiddish-German vaudeville, he led small groups together
with his second wife Clara Desser.
In 1924, coming to act in
Sambor, Galicia, D. [plutslung[ died.
Sh. E. from his
son Menachem Desser.