Born in 18... in Kutno, Poland. Raised in London and
from there immigrated to South Africa, where he acted in
Yiddish theatre. In his older years, he arrived in
Argentina and from here went to Brazil, wherein he
brought Yiddish actors for Argentina and called himself
"the first director of the Yiddish theatre company in
Rio de Janeiro in the Carlos Gomes Theatre".
In the troupes of S. there
also acted Morris Moshkovitsh, Moshe Dovid Vaksman,
Jacob and Lisa Silbert.
When there began in Brazil
the struggle against the women traders and their
offerings, and a certain part of them were deported from
the country, S., who had with them a narrow connection,
lost his existence "S. however -- according to Jacob
Prns -- was a capricious person in the theatre business.
Easily read about the "flesh" of the hand, he refused
(?). To him the theatre wasn't any sporting thing. It
was his life's question. Without theatre people hadn't
known life.", and he had organized new troupes and
oriented himself to another public, but everyone fought
and he was compelled to close his theatre in a short
time. Then he gedungen the "Senta Nadya Theatre"
and had there arranged productions every Wednesday with
the local powers. Thereby he used to -- according
to Jacob Prns -- manifested a tremendous devotion for
the theatre: "He used to give away his last groshen to
an actor, or sell a required piece and by himself go
around a hungry person".
S. then immigrated to Bahia,
where in 1926 he passed away semi-paralyzed.
S. acted in comical and
character roles. He had a "trempisher" nature and
his private life was a secret, even to those close to
Jacob Botoshansky writes
about him: Everyone spoke of Starr -- an actor as one
says, with talent, who had a relationship with the
underworld, was a cantor in his shul, and had
supplied the Rio de Janeiro Jews of both camps with
prayer and art...
"They spoke of this star
also with much love in the actors' circles. Several
actors called him "Tate". L. Mlakh...fareybikt in
"ibergus", without a given character. Not
long...was an idea that he died. They own ...., that he
wasn't...., bue he had to, due to a certain theme
delayed.... a legendary...."
Sh. E. from