M. was born in Warsaw,
Poland, to a well-to-do family. Due to military
he went away from Poland to Lemberg and there began to
participate in the productions of the Broder Singers,
then became a prompter in Lemberg's Yiddish theatre.
After marrying Rose
Dintenfas, M. traveled to his brother in New York and
took over a small theatre on Grand Street, organizing
a troupe there, which he directed in Goldfaden's plays
and he alone acted in the comical character roles.
Six years later M. was with
his wife, together with the actor Zilberman and wife,
Cesar and Charlotte (Hurwitz) Greenberg, Feingold (later
Schacht) and Leybele Schwartz engaged in South Africa
through this theatre syndicate. The repertoire, most of
the time, was Goldfaden's plays. As well as the acting
of the troupe, having an [exception=oysgenumen], so that
the West End hall, where the productions occurred,
became too small for them, and the syndicate that had
taken the Royal Theatre.(?)
But M. became sick and
traveled to Vienna, where he had an operation on his
stomach, and there on 15 May 1899 he passed away.
Sh. E. from
his wife Rosa Mandeltort.
B. Gorin -- "History
of Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, p. 197.
H. Hersh -- "Idish
teater in drum afrika, "South Africa", 5, 1928.