T. was born on 16 August
1887 in Rogova, Lithuania. His father was a ritual
slaughterer. As a child he learned from his father and
From his grandfather he
later in the Rameyl's yeshiva in Vilna, in a small house
of study in Kovno and in the end became an extern in
Due to military service he
went away to America and there tried various trades. On
the way back to Russia he stopped off in London, where
he had in 1907 begun to act as an "amateur" in
Arbeter-fraynt-klub (Worker's Friend Club) under the
direction of Samuel Goldinburg.
Until 1911 he acted as an
"amateur," then became a professional actor. He acted in
the Pavilion Theatre together with Adler, then across to
the English province, Germany and Switzerland, until in
1914 he came to Paris, where he, due to the war,
remained as a Yiddish actor.
His wife, Khana (Katz), who
also was a Yiddish actress, due to her husband's
tragedy, also became sick, and she had to be taken away
into a hospital in Paris. Zi hot dem klap nit gekont
transferred and a few months later she passed away
there. Her son, Albert, five years passed in the German
concentration camps, he had however survived his peyniker
and lived in Paris with his family.
Sh. E. from
Anita Poliakov, Hersh Rapoport, Wolf Bressler and S.
"Lexicon of the
Yiddish Theatre," Warsaw, 1931, Vol. 2, p. 892.