Born on 18 December 1878 in
Grodzisk, Poland, into a family whose pedigree was drawn
from tusfut yom-tov. Grandfather -- local rabbi.
Until the age of seventeen he learned in various
yeshivas, also with a Lodz rabbi Mayzel, willing to
support himself, became a mashkhil, then a
Zionist, and later, as a student of the Jewish business
school in Warsaw, entered into the P. P. S., and then
performed in Polish with monologues of worker's life.
1899 -- arrested during a May demonstration, and there
was a co-editor of a Yiddish organ of P. P. S. "Der
arbayter", as well as to write and by himself
participate in the offering of one-acters in Yiddish and
Polish in P. P. S.'s club.
1901 -- immigrated to
America, where he entered into work as a contributor to
In 1903, in the Windsor
Theatre under the direction of Feinman, there was stage
G.'s translation of Gabriela Zaploska's "Malka
shvartsenkop", and in the Thalia Theatre G.'s "Der nayer
dur", or "Der getsvungener shidukh", a free adaptation
from Wilhelm Feldman's "Der bel-mufs", direction and
music by Mogulesko. (On the poster: Translated by Leon
Gottlieb, adapted by Jacob Gordin, who wrote a scene for
the play and completed the name of the hero).
In 1904 in the Windsor
Theatre, there was staged G.'s free adaption "Gost
mshpt's" by Wilhelm Feldman.