M. was born in 1893 in
Warsaw, Poland. His father was the owner of a well
factory. Until age thirteen he learned in a cheder. He
sang as a choir boy with Cantors Sirota, Mendlovitsh,
Fogelnest et al.
In his early youth he
entered into a leather business as an employee, but
didn't stay there for a long time, and soon after seeing
the first Yiddish theatre production, left "imitating"
the actors. M. then went together with friends into "? plt" with their theatre in their own houses and
throughout the houses of the neighbors.
In 1909 there came to his
brother David, also an "amateur", the opportunity to act
in the village Falenits with "amateurs" (among them the
late actor Adolf and Herman Fenigshteyn et al), and in
1910 he entered into as a professional actor Lermanke's
troupe in Minsk, where he debuted as "Avraham" in
Gabel's "Tate mames tsrut".
Until 1912 he traveled
around Russia. From 1912-14 he was with various
itinerant troupes across Poland. In 1915 he sang
couplets in cabarets and theatres, in 1916-20 he acted
in Lithuania, then returned to Poland, where he has
acted until today and is one of the members of "Unzer
teater" in Vilna.