T. was born on 8 December
1889 in Kaminka, Tavaritsh Gubernia, Crimea. His father
was a grain merchant.
His parents traveled to
Argentina to colonize in the Baron Hirsh colonies and
there Tch. learned in a cheder and later in a gymnasium.
At the same time he was with a cantor.
In 1902 Tch. became a chorus
singer in Gutentag's Yiddish troupe, where his brother
sang in the chorus. Tch. remained there for eight years.
In 1910 he joined the troupe
of Bennie Shoengold and Sam Schilling in Buenos Aires,
and in 1915 he became the director of a Yiddish troupe
in Rio de Janiero (Brazil). In 1917 he acted again in
Buenos Aires together with Goldenburg and Jacob Silbert.
In 1919 Tch. went over to
the Spanish stage, where he acted for three years. On 22
July 1922 he came back to America and joined in Hershl
Zuckerberg's troupe, where he acted for a season in
Montreal, then in Chicago, 1926-7, he was with Joseph
Kessler in the McKinley Square Theatre, then he traveled
to Europe and acted in 1927-8 with Joseph Kessler in
London's Pavilion Theatre.
In 1928-9 he was in Belgium
with N. Blumental, then again in France, England and