P. was born in 1891 in
Pruchnik, by Przemysl, Galicia.
His parents were boot
He learned in a cheder and
As a ten-year old child he
went to his father, who earlier had immigrated to
Here he was an errand boy
for his father, and during the evening he would learn in
night school, while at the same time singing as a choir
boy with various cantors in New York.
After, as a child, he sang
solo with Regina Prager in the play "Khurbn keshenev
(The Destruction of Kishinev)" at the Thalia Theatre,
later at the Windsor Theatre and in other theatres.
In 1908-1909 he debuted in
the play "Shimshon hagibur" in New York's Manhattan
Lyceum [theatre], and later performed with a troupe
[William Schwartz, Moshe Dorf, Bernard Elving and Max
Henig) in Baltimore and other theatres in the province,
where he acted for several years in the moving-picture
In 1913-14 he acted with
Sheykevitsh in Pittsburgh.
In 1927-28 he was in New
Haven and Hartford.
In 1928-29 he was in