R. was born on 14 March 1904
in Lodz, Poland. After completing the dramatic studio in
Lodz, he became a member of the small-arts theatre "Arrt"
under the artistic direction of Moshe Broderzon.
Later he joined the dramatic theatre and acted in
character roles in the "Krokever Yiddish Dramatic
Theatre", "Fakt" (Fareynikte idishe dramtishe artistn)
and the Vilna Troupe, and from 1933 to 1936 he was with Ida
Kaminska in Kaminski's Theatre in Warsaw.
R. and his wife, Zisl
Gorlitska, guest-starred afterwards abroad, and later
returned in 1938, and he founded, together with actor Yoel Bergman, the small-arts theatre "Balaganeyden",
which could not continue due to the outbreak of the
Second World War. R. spent seven years in
Soviet Russia and [mitgemakht] the fate of the [flikhtlinge].
In 1946 he returned with his
wife and son to Poland, but after several weeks he went
to Lintz (Austria), where until 1948 he (under the
supervision of "Zhoynt"), performed with the Yiddish
theatre in the Austrian camps for survivors.
In 1948 he came with his
wife and son to Toronto, Canada, where he also went in
"opportunity-performances", also concerts and, lastly,
in English, in local television programs.