B. was born on 3 January
1891 in the village of Stshavin, Warsaw Gubernia,
Poland. His father was a lumber merchant who wandered off
to America, and as such when the mother passed away when
G. was one year old, he was raised by an aunt in Warsaw.
G. entered into the Julius
Oskar's dramatic studio, and from there went over to the
troupe of Lermanke. Then he traveled to Fishzon's
troupe, in 1913- G. became engaged to Julius Adler in
Lodz's circus, then in Warsaw with Kompaneyets, later in
Lodz's Grand Theatre with Zandberg. When the war broke
out he acted in Pinsk, and he soon organized for it
together with Volfzon and Kazhdan his own group with
whom he toured for two seasons across Russia, then he
entered into a members troupe in Tashkent.
In 1924 he acted in Moscow,
then further in Tashkent until 1928, acting for a year
in the Yiddish worker's house, and he [leased=skhirut]
from the government to act only in a dramatic
repertoire, then in a cooperative troupe, which also
already performed operettas. When the troupe disbanded,
G. remained a regisseur for the local "amateurs".
M. E. from Anna Nathanson.