F. was born in 1883 in the
village Rzheka, Novo Radomsko region, Poland, by
He learned in a cheder and
later as a "auto-didact (self-taught student)".
In 1904 he began to act with
"amateurs" in Lodz, where his family had earlier moved
During the Russo-Japanese
War, he helped his parents provide knitwear for the
Russian army, [kleybt on] a little money and bought
(together with a friend/member) needed costumes and
wigs, and ge went away with the "amateurs" and several
professional actors across the Polish province. Later he
went around with a professional troupe and toured with
them throughout Russia.
After the pogrom in Odessa,
he left Russia and went to Germany and Austria, most of
the time in the [kur-erter], where he, with several
others, acted in Yiddish vaudeville.
In 1914 he was the assistant
regisseur for Adler-Sieratsky and the Lodz Skala Theatre
and Warsaw Kaminski Theatre.
On 26 February 1915 F.,
mentally ill, passed away in Lodz.
M. E. from his
brother Avraham Fishman.
Zalmen Zylbercweig -- "Hintern
forhang", Vilna, 1928, p. 169.