F. was born in March 1880 in
His father was a poor
He finished a two-class
folkshul, and as a poor orphan he had to at a very
young age help out his father by earning money.
At age seventeen F. entered,
through a friend, into a Yiddish theatre as a chorus
and after singing there a short time and in Rumania,
where he also performed as a soloist, he debuted in
Lemberg in Hurvits' operetta "Jacob and Esau", excelling
especially in singing with his marvelous tenor voice,
but due to his lung sickness, F. had to give up singing
and become a character actor.
And precisely here he had
the possibility to show his talent. An actor, who had
acted with him, stated that he had heard the Yiddish
actor, who had stood out with his abilities such that in
[bilikn] as in better repertoire, because he had very
seriously given himself to each role that he had acted.
He therefore also used to be very excellent in serious,
dramatic character roles.
His illness had overtaken
him, and on 21 February 1921 he passed away in Lemberg.