G. was born on 4 July 1884
in Kamenets Podolsk, Volin. His father was a contractor.
He learned in a cheder and with a private teacher --
Hebrew, German and Russian, later he learned in the city
In 1895 he came together
with his parents to America, and here attended evening
school and began to work with his father in a shop. Due
to his desire to be near the Yiddish theatre, he became
in 1787 a worker in the Windsor Theatre, New York, and
sold [tsukervarg] there for a span of seven years.
In 1905 he came to the
People's Theatre in the position of a publicity manager,
and in 1906 he became the manager of benefits and
tickets for [voyltetike] purposes.
In 1908 he became the
assistant manager in the People's Theatre for
Thomashefsky, where he remained for three years.
In 1911 he founded for the
first time a Yiddish theatre (Lenox Theatre) in Harlem,
New York, in which Blank and Samuel Rosenstein included
themselves. The theatre was sold, existing for a year.
In 1913 he became through
Thomashefsky engaged as the main manager in the National
Theatre, where he worked for nine years