E. was born circa 1890 in Mohilev Podolsk, Ukraine. His
father was a private teacher. He was an actor and then
became a teacher in a folkshul.
He began as an "amateur" and
afterwards became a professional who acted in the troupes of
Guzik, Mishurat, Eskrin, Sabsey, Krause-Gurevitsh, and
for a short time with Fishzon. In 1911 he came to
Lipovski in Libova, then for several years acted in
Vilna and Riga. In 1916 he was with Lipovski in Kharkov.
Later he entered into "Unzer vinkl" in Kharkov and Kiev.
At the end he led with Meyerson a troupe across Podolia
and Kiev Gubernias.
On 27 April 1920 he was
killed, together with I. L. Boymvol, as a result of a military
attack by the Kaziatin statsye near Kiev, and was
brought from there for burial into a brother's tomb.
E. was known as an
intellectual, a talented performer, who was fast to
develop. His first roles were said to be "Mendl" in
Peretz Hirshbein's "Di nblh" and "Der zeyde" in
Hirshbein's "Dos farvorfene vinkl (The Faraway Corner)".
Sh. E. from
Chaim Tauber and M. E. from Makhum Lipovski and Yosef
Necrology in "Yiddish
Theatre", Warsaw, I, 1921.