D. was born on
15 November 1881 in Lodz, Poland. He
studied in a cheder and completed three classes at Konshtat's school.
of this, his father had maintained a restaurant where
actors used to eat, and in this way he had an
opportunity to be introduced to them. Having the
ability to dance, in 1898 Julius Adler took him in, and with
three friends still, as a dancer, into the troupe of Vaysfeld[?]. When Adler heard him sing, he took him
into the chorus.
Ariel entered into the chorus of Zandberg. In 1904 the
actor Sholem Zucker took him in to Vilna in Sabsey's
troupe, where he began to act in small roles. In 1910
he acted with Harlamp-Konievska in Kremenchug, with
Fishzon in Yekaterinoslav, afterwards in Odessa, until 1916,
when he came to Rappel.
he went over to S. Krause to act in Constantinople, to
Romania, again back to Odessa, where he was hired by
Boaz Yungvitz and Bezman; afterwards with Bezman in
Kiev, Berdichev, until they came to Lodz, where he has acted
until this time. His son, Harry, acts in