Probably born in the
beginning of the fiftieth year in Romania. One of the
first Jewish actors during the competition between
Avraham Goldfaden and "Professor" Horowitz.
About him B. Gorin writes:
"In the province, he
[Horowitz] met with Grodner, and steeped with a hatred
for Goldfaden, they put together a company and set out,
returning to Bucharest to learn with Black(?).
The troupe now had the names
of both Grodner and Horowitz, and the latter here had
also taken a place as an actor, together with them
there also arrived Feyvele Fridman."
"Professor" Horowitz for a
long time continued to act with F. in Romania, but after
that as Horowitz went away from there, F. also took to
wandering, and thus we found him in the beginning of the
eightieth year acting in London and in those clubs, and
at the end of 1886 he acted, together with Jacob P.
Adler, Aba Schoengold, Anna Held, Keni Lipzin, the
Grodners et al, in the Princes Club, as the turmoil,
due to the fire alarm, had in 1887 precipitated the
death of seventeen people and because of this, the
Yiddish actors had to discontinue their further acting
and emigrate. F., together with Adler, Lipzin et al,
with the material assistance, created for them by the
head rabbi Dr. Adler[?], traveled to Chicago, where they
began after Passover 1887 to perform in the "Madison