In 1865 he completed
Khentshinski's (Kenczinski's) Polish dramatic school,
and from 1870 he began to act on the Polish stage
(Lublin, Lodz, and other cities), around 1880 A. acted
on the German stage, a certain time together with the
famous Ludwig Barney. In 1890 he performed in Yiddish
theatre, for a certain time he performed in Yiddish
theatre, a certain time touring in the province with
actors Spivakovski, Weinstein and the Tanzmans. In 1892
he became regisseur for the "German-Yiddish" theatre
under the direction of Olginskaya in the Eldorado, and
he directed the first aroyf on the stage Rukhl
Halpern (later Esther Rukhl Kaminska). In 1892 he
performed as "Akosta" in the Fishzon-Spivakovski troupe
in Warsaw, then he went for several years around as a
regisseur with Kaminska and Sam Adler, acting in
dramatic and character roles in German, and he often
saved the theatre from the police decrees against the
In 1909 O. returned to the
German staged, then for a certain time with the Polish,
and again he returned to the Yiddish stage.
During the outbreak of the
war, O. acted in Kaminska's theatre in Warsaw's "Frants
Mor" in Schiller's "Robberts". In 1916-7 he toured with
Izikovitsh's troupe across the province, and as for age
he no longer could obtain any stable engagement in a
professional theatre. He became regisseur in a dramatic
performing as a recitator in
the evenings, also acting from time to time in small
roles on various stages. So he had in the Polish
production of "dybuk", he played a "beggar", and small
roles in the film offering of "Tkiet khf" in "Lmdvnik".
O. educated a large part of
the Yiddish artist family in Europe.
Itzhak B. Turkow --
Der eltster yidisher aktyor, "Literarishe bleter",
Warsaw, 102, 1926.
Esther Rukhl Kaminska
-- Mayn leben (memoirs), "Moment", Warsaw, 22
September, 8 October 1926.
Zalmen Zylbercweig --
Epizodn funm altn yidishn teater, "Teatre"tst",
Warsaw (10) 3, 1929.
Zygmunt Turkow --
Emeritn, "Literarishe bleter", Warsaw, 40-43, 1929.
Z. Zylbercweig --
Tshikave meshius fun dem amoligen idishen teater,
"Forward", 13 October 1929.
M. Myodonik -- Mayne
teater zikhroynes, "Der shtern", Minsk 4, 1926, p.