R. was born on 14 April 1883
in Kishinev, Bessarabia. His parents were in business.
He learned in a cheder and in elementary school. Out of
love for the theatre he started his stage career as a
comic in Sabsey's troupe in Bessarabia, then crossing
over into the troupes of Feldman and Genfer. In 1905 he
went away to America, where he acted for four years,
wandering thither, returning to London.
In 1910 he
traveled to Odessa, where he entered into Fishzon's
troupe, and he married Manya Baranovitsh.... R. traveled again back to London where he acted
with his wife, then in Paris, Antwerp and Germany.
R. also acted on the English
stage for two years in the role of "Perlmuter" in the
comedy "Potash un perlmuter".
Since 1920 he became "Leo
Neytan", an impresario and theatre agent, especially for
Yiddish actors. In 1921 R. was director for the new
Yiddish theatre in London. R. used to come to America
and participate in non-union troupes.
On 25 September 1943 R.