M. was born on 6 May 1888 in
Lodz, Poland, to religious, well-to-do parents. He
learned in a cheder and from a teacher in the home. At the
age of sixteen he completed Poznanski's school, and later he
learned for a short time in the Lomza Yeshiva and
returned home to work in a sock factory.
In 1906 he saw Fiszon's
troupe perform in the Apollo Theatre and there came to
him a desire for the stage: he entered into a circle of
"amateurs" and debuted as "Sanhedrin" in "Bar kochba,"
which was staged in a home. Then with the same group in Kutno, where he debuted as "Chaim Yoel" in "Hertsele
myuhs." After several productions (under the direction
of Julius Oskar) in Lodz's Victoria Theatre, he became
engaged in October 1907 in a professional troupe
(Director -- Lerman), later traveling for two years with
Bernstein's troupe, acted from 1909-11 in Lodz's "Grand
Theatre" (Director -- Itzhak Zandberg), 1911 -- with
Julius Adler's troupe across Russia. 1912 -- with
Kompaneyets' troupe in Yekaterinoslav, 1913 -- with
Kaminski in Warsaw and with Genfer in Vilna, 1914 --
with Michalesko across the Polish province, 1917-19 with
Fiszon in the Odessa theatre "Vaudeville," and from 1921-31
he acted in various troupes in Poland, including several years in Lodz, and in 1931 in London, where
after a short time of acting he became an author.
M. dramatized Emile
Zola's novel "Nantas," which was performed on the
Yiddish stage in Poland.