F. was born cir 1865 in
Iasi, Rumania. He acted with the troupe of Rosenblum,
Segalesco, Avraham Axelrad in Rumania and Galicia,
where he was popular as one of the prominent comics.
F. also especially excelled
in the role "Kuni lemel", "Hotsmakh", "Akhshurush", "Perets"
in "Lo tkhmud" and "Khatzkel mshrt" in Shomer's "Bel-tshuva".
He used to write by himself and composed his couplets,
and some of them, such as "Shtoysn", "Tsimblen", "Men
meynt nisht di hgdh, nor di kneydlekh", "A gute nakht"
and "Leykht vi a feder", in his time [known as?]
in the Yiddish theatre world.
At the end of the nineteenth
century, Pl. came to America, acted for several years in
New York and also worked in Montreal, Canada, where he
opened a hotel. Later he would travel around, acting
On 11 March 1918 F. passed
away in Kansas City, Missouri. F.'s brother, Sam, was a
F.'s daughter, Mollie
Samuilov, is a Yiddish actress.
M. E. from his
brother Sam Ferkauf and Sh. E. from M. B. Samuilov.