M. was born in 1892 in
Lemberg, Galicia, to pious parents. His brother was called "Hershele
actor". He used to take in the drama clubs, in
which he acted, and there T. used to act in children's
roles. Attending as a child the productions in Gimpel's
theatre, he also used to "imitate" the actors and
together with his cheder friends arranged "productions".
In 1905 T. performed as a
declamator in literary evenings and T. left with Cesar
Greenberg's itinerant troupe across the Galician
province. In 1912 he entered into Gimpel's theatre in
Lemberg and had the opportunity to act with
guest-starring Yiddish actors from America.
During wartime he served in
the army and in Italian captivity acting in German
theatre together with the later-famous Yiddish-German
actor Alexander Granach.
In 1920 he acted in Vienna
and participated in the "Fraye yidishe folksbine," with
whom he also traveled later across Rumania.
Through the initiative of
Anshel Schorr, T. in 1923 came to America and acted here
for a season in Boston, then with Joseph Kessler in
Chicago, later in Philadelphia with Thomashefsky, 1927-8
in the Hopkinson Theatre, in 1929-30 in Winnipeg; in
1931 in the Lyric Theatre and 1932-33 in the Bronx's Art
T. is a member of the
"Independent Hebrew Actors League."