Born on 19 April 1892 in
Bialystok, Poland. At the age of nine he arrived in
America with his parents who took the family name
Goldberg. He learned at the Educational Alliance
and in public school. At the age of twelve he began to
learn with a jeweler, and also in an evening school.
During the years he later
became familiar with the cafe "Russkaya Gostinitsa" (on
Grand and Allen Streets, New York), with a stage and
artist Estrada and became their manager in the
vaudeville houses of Shubert, Dillingham, Ziegfeld and
the Aborn Opera Company.
In 1910-11, when the police
forbid the giving of Sunday productions, and permitting
only concerts, G. began to put on Thomashefsky concerts.
In 1911-12, G. became the personal representative of
Efrem Zimbalist, then of pianist Leopold Godowsky. Later
he managed in London, England, the guest performance of
Malvina Lobel (in the Pavilion Theatre, management of Y.
V. Rosenthal), as well as her sketch in English of
"Madame X" (in London's Coliseum Theatre under the
management of Sir Oswald Stahl), and then the guest
performance of Jacob and Sara Adler, David Kessler,
Boris Thomashefsky and Celia Adler. In 1920 he, was
together with Edwin Relkin, the manager of Cantor Zavel
Kwartin across America.