Born in 1905 in Amshinov (Mszczonów),
Poland, to Chasidic parents, from the mother's side
related to the Modzhitser rabbi.
Soon after his birth, his
parents settled in Warsaw, where he learned in an
old-time cheder, Talmud Torah and modern religious
cheders, and until fourteen in a yeshiva. Then he became
a trade employee in an institutional quarter(?), and at
the same time attended evening courses, performing in
dramatic circles with "Tseiri tsion", "HaTakhdut" et al,
singing in the shnyur chorus.
In 1925 he went as a pioneer to Eretz Yisrael, and was employed
in "boy work" and sang in the chorus in Golinkin's
opera. For a short time he participated in the "Ohel"
troupe, then worked in various kibbutzim, and was sent
on the road to fence in land and there was [one of] of
the main figures in the defense against the Bedouin
At the end of 1928 he
arrived in Montevideo [Uruguay], took to trade and acted
in the "M. Winchevsky Drama Circle", studied voice
training and performed in concerts and secular,
classical repertoire. He acted together with the actors
from Buenos Aires and with the American guest-starring
actors, such as Ben-Ami, Goldenburg, Joseph Schoengold,
Jennie Goldstein, Sadie Schoengold, Sam Auerbach and A.
Samberg from Poland. Later he performed in Buenos Aires
in an Italian opera troupe as "Kenig (King)" in the