1886 -- E. arrived in America,
where he became a ticket controller, and in 1889
(together with Kessler, Feinman, Mogulesko, then only
with Adler), he was manager of the Windsor Theatre, later for a
certain time a manager in the Thalia Theatre, and in the
span of eighteen years was manager with Adler and
Thomashefsky (often only with Thomashefsky) at the
When the National Theatre
was built (September 1912), E. became (together with
Thomashefsky, Kessler, Max R. Wilner and Adler), a
partner in the National and Second Avenue Theatres,
but withdrew from the partnership and again became
the manager of the People's Theatre, where he managed for
five seasons with the troupe in its lease.
1919 -- E. returned to
become the manager of the Second Avenue Theatre until
the 1931-32 season. In the 1921-30(?) seasons he was
partners with Joseph Rumshinsky, Jacob Kalich, Molly
Picon, Willy Pasternak, Nathan Parnes and Max Seger, and
one season with Maurice Schwartz.
1896 -- He traveled to
Bucharest, and from there brought to America the actress
Berta Kalich, and from Lemberg the actor Karl Shramek.
E. is married to the actress
Pauline Finkelstein, who during the last years has
withdrawn from the stage. E.'s brother-in-law was the
actor Sigmund Mogulesko. His son, Isidor, is married to
the actress Annie Thomashefsky.
B. Gorin -- "History
of the Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, pp. 133, 146.
Thomashefsky -- "Mayn lebens geshikhte", pp.
115, 221, 238, 240, 252.
[memoirs] -- "Der tog", N. Y., 8, 12, 15 August
B. Y. Goldstein
-- Unzere idishe teater farvalters, "Der tog",
N. Y., 13 November 1925.
Zylbercweig -- "Hintern forhang", Vilna 1928, p.
[memoirs about Mogulesko] -- "Forward", N. Y.,
22 December 1928,
Chaim Ehrenreich --
Rkhilus un plotkes hoben gefihrt tsum itstigen
skhsukh in'm sekond av. teater, "Forward", N.
Y., 14 May 1930.