M. was born cir 1858 in
Krakow, Galicia. He worked as an employee in a business
with relatives. Due to military conscription, he left for
London, and there he acted in various clubs (later with
Adler) and married a member of that club, the late
actress Annie Manne. However the fictitious fire forced
the transfer of the play in London, and in 1892 he came
to America, where he for the first time held a
considerable place in the Yiddish theatre world and was
the first to play the role of "Moshe khasid"in Gordin's
"Der idisher kenig lir (The Jewish King Lear)" (1892).
M. was one of the organizers
of the Yiddish Actor's Union and secretary of the
Theatrical Trade Council.
In 1922 M. was an actor and
stage manager in New York's People's Theatre. His nirn-krankheyt:
sneezing illness?] had lead to a paralysis, and on 22
June 1922 he passed away and was laid to his eternal
rest at Washington Cemetery in New York.
"M. -- according to Uriel
Mazik? -- he was good but in old Yiddish, simple, not an
artistic man. His Yiddish oysuen, the un-irevdikeyt,
the quiet attitude...he was very good for such roles".
M.'s wife, Annie, also acted
on the Yiddish stage. From their six children, one son
is associated with the English and one daughter with the
M.E. from Annie