G. was born on 14 November
1889 in Kitai-Gorod, Kamenets Podolsk Gubernia, Ukraine.
His father -- name of flour storehouse and
[forest=welder]. He learned in a cheder. When he was
young, he became an orphan, and G. in1903 immigrated
with his family to America, where he attended public
In 1905 G. became president
of the "Gordin Literary Circle" and later published
stories and songs in "Tseytgeyst", "Di varheyt" and "Der
idisher arbeyter" under the direction of David Pinski.
Through the initiative of
Gordin, who stayed in close contact with the circle in
his name, Gilman became a press agent in Cleveland's
Globe Theatre, where he then became manager, later he
was four four years manager with Schulman and Rovinger
in their New York People's Theatre, two years as manager
of the Liberty Theatre in Brooklyn, a season, together
with Max Goldberg, with the Vilna Troupe in New York's
Lipzin Theatre, then manager and partner (with Cashier)
in the McKinley Square theatre in the Bronx, and from
1928-30 he was a press agent for German.