Born in 1902 in the town Zhivatov, Kiev region, Ukraine.
Received a traditional Jewish education, so that until
the age of fifteen Ts. only learned Gemora and the holy
tongue. Then he was removed from this
education and entered into a gymnasium. Completing the
middle school, he was not successful due to the outbreak
of pogroms in 1918.
In 1919 Ts. fled to
Vinnitsa, and here entered into work in a leather plant,
at the same time as an extern, envisaged his studies in
a middle school. In 1923 Ts. entered into the Kiev
Chemical Pharmaceutical Institute. On the eve of the
completion of the fourth course (1925), he came into
contact with a Yiddish teacher and writer Shm. Briansky,
who organized a drama studio with which he directed. The
work in the studio thus so captured Ts, that he said it
took him completely away from his diploma work at the
Institute, and he went completely over to the studio.
In 1929 Ts. went into the
studio of Moscow's Jewish State Theatre, which he
completed in 1931, and he soon became then a member in "Mim"t",
where he worked in two fields: as an actor and as an
assistant theatre director. In the span of the years
1931-1945, Ts. acted in the role of:
"Rosov" in Dobrushin's
and Nisinov's play "Spets"
"Dem zeygermakher" in
Bergelson's "Midas hdin"
"Dem zeyden avraham
ovadias" in Markish's "Mishpakha ovadias"
"Dem mshrs kheymke" in
Sholem Aleichem's "Mazel Tov"
"Mendl" in Markish's "Moltsayt"
"Efrayim shadkhan" in
Sholem Aleichem's "Tuviya der milkhiger"
"Beni Gorgl" in Sholem
Aleichem's "Blondzhende shtern" (dramatized by Y.
"Dem shadkhan" in
Goldfaden's "Tsvay kuni lemel", and
"Dem lts" in
Shakespeare's "King Lear", et al.
According to the view of
Shlomo Michoels, Ts. ambultstn zikh shown himself to be
such a good character actor in the role of "Zeygermakher"
in Bergelson's "Midas hdin", in the role of "Kyure" in
vaudeville's "Milyoner, dantist un kbtsn" by Labish, as
well as "Lts" ("King Lear"), and as "Shadkhan" ("Tuviya
der milkhiger"), "Showed him as a good analyzer. The
detail that he gives to a role, was always very
treflekh", and "that regarded his directorial work
-- says Michoels -- tended to give me great hope".
Further information about his
fate is unknown.
Sh. E. from Y. Lyubomirski.