Born in 189... in Romania.
Parents -- the actors Mordechai and Amalia Segalesko.
S. learned for two years in
a conservatory, and already at a very early age, he
acted in theatre, composing music, conducting and by
himself performing (violin, piano and cello) in an
orchestra of his father's troupe.
After his father's death, S.
opened the "Duchess" Theatre in Bucharest, and of the
thirty of his father's performances in an act of
"Yeshiva bukher" (moving the public attendees with his
singing of the "Kaddish"), and as "Yontel shnorer" in an
act from Goldfaden's "Time of the Messiah", imitating
and impersonating his father in the same role.
In the summer of 1922, S.
was engaged in America. Traveling through Poland, he
guest-starred with an exceptional success in Rovno, but
after the production, he froze and there after several
weeks passed away.
S. was very handsome, had a
beautiful lyric tenor voice, much temperament, and was
exceptionally musical. He excelled in the "historical"
hero roles, but it had attracted him to acting in "Romeo
and Julia", "Hugenotn" and other plays that he
maintained as part of his repertoire.
Sh. E. from
Oscar Ostroff and Chaim Tauber, and M. E. from Itsikl