D. was born on 11 June 1894
in Moshtshisk (Mosciska), Eastern Galicia.
His father was the owner of
a traffic(?). He learned in cheder and in shul. In 1905
he came, together with his parents, to America where he
learned in school, and at the age of fifteen became an
employee at a store.
While visiting the Yiddish
theatre, there developed in him a desire for the stage, and
he performed in a dramatic club where he also put on
one-acters. Afterwards D. acted for a year's time with
actors in the environs of New York, then he was engaged
by a Detroit troupe, which existed for only a short
time. After acting across the province, he was hired by
Adolph Gertner in Chicago, where he acted for four
years, afterwards for two seasons with the Germans in
Toronto, a season in Boston with Charles Nathanson, from
1927-9 at Philadelphia's Arch Street Theatre, and in
1929-30 season at the Bronx's Prospect Theatre.
Album of Philadelphia
Yiddish Actors (Abe Dorf), "Forward", Philadelphia, 27