Born on 19 December (A. S.)
1889 in Vaslui, Romania. Parents -- the actors Mordechai
and Amalia Segalesko, who soon settled after his birth
in Bucharest, where his father directed a theatre troupe partnership
with Lazer Tsukermanin in the Lazer's
At ten years old he entered
into a conservatory in Bucharest, and at the same time
began to act in children's roles in the local Jignitza
under the direction of his father (Director -- M.
Lieblich and Itsikl Goldenberg), and performed in a
chorus as an alto.
At thirteen he became a
conductor. 1906 -- completed, with a second prize, the
conservatory in declamations and music, at the same time
completing harmony and counterpoint with Professor
Kostaldi but not seeking his musical education, drew him
more to the stage, and when Itsikl Goldenberg traveled
to America in 1908, he began to act in roles for
adolescents until 1913, acting in Bucharest and in the
Romanian province and guest starred in Czernowitz
(Director -- Akselrad), Vienna (Hotel Stefanie, Director
-- M. Ziegler), and Budapest (Crystal Palace, Director
1913 -- taken into the
military and participated in the World War on the
Romanian front against Bulgaria. Returning to Romania,
he again began his theatre activity, together with
Leopold and Sara Kaner et al.
1916 -- arrested due to the
military environment, sat for six months in the Galata
prison, and then was sent to the military front, where
he was wounded, then again he was sent to the front,
where he deserted and arrived in Iasi, where he entered
into the national theatre as a second opera conductor.
Here he also wrote an oratory for a revue, which was
performed there many times. Not seeing, however,
certain? due to his desertion, and hearing about the
February Revolution in Russia, he fled together with
his friend, the actor Adolf Segal, in 1917 to Odessa,
where he was soon taken in as a member of a Yiddish
troupe. 1919 -- entered into a local Jewish state
theatre under the direction of Bartanov, then into the "Kometa"
Theatre, and back to the Jewish state theatre. Later he
migrated with Yiddish troupes across the Ukraine. 1925
-- celebrated in Odessa his twenty-fifth stage jubilee,
then acted for a season in Leningrad, and again in the
1918 -- participated in
Odessa in the film "Di yidn in romania".
S.'s daughter, Rokhele
Paskevitsh, acts in the All Ukraine Jewish State Theatre
in Kharkov. His second wife is the actress Roza Brin,
the former wife of Max Brin.
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