G. was born in 186... in
Pietrkow, Poland. When very young he immigrated to
London, and there he was taken in by Max Rosenthal (as a
'landsman') into the chorus of the Yiddish theatre, and
in a span of a short time, G. became an actor. In 1886
G. acted at the Princes Club together with Adler, Grodner and his wife, Lipzin, Rudolf Marks, Katzman and
his wife, Max Rosenthal, Anna Held, Diana Shtetin (later
Feinman), Manne and his wife, Boym, Schrage and Feyvele
Friedman, and when Adler went in 1887 to America after the
catastrophe in the local theatre, G.
performed in their troupe.
Here G. was characterized as
a comic and dancer and became easily taken in by the
existing Yiddish theatres and later became one of the founders
of the former Actor's Union.
For seventeen years, G.
acted together with Thomashefsky, and during the entire
time took his place in character and comical roles. G.'s
best role was "Pitshe shemash" in Zolotarevsky's
On 26 February 1922 G.
passed away in New York.
M. E. from Max
Rosenthal and Dina Feinman.
B. Gorin -- "Di
fun idishn teater (The History of the Yiddish Theatre)",
Vol. II, pp. 49, 51, 60.
Bessie Thomashefsky --- "Meyn lebens geshikhte", p. 157.