B. was born on 5 July 1896
in New York, America. His father is the actor Leon
Blank. He learned in a cheder, completing public and
high school, and he learned in Columbia University. At
the age of six he began to study piano, until age twelve
-- theory, later completing Demrash Conservatory.
In 1919 he was assistant
conductor with Peretz Sandler in Boston, and he wrote
music for S. H. Kohn's operetta "Reyzl fun roksbery"
(staged by Ch. Nathanson), then B. became engaged as a
conductor to Al. Glickman in Chicago, and there B. wrote
music for B. Rosen's operetta "Gitel", which B. staged
by himself. In Detroit, with A. Littman B. already was
engaged as a conductor and composer and as a
co-regisseur of the operetta, and here he composed and
helped staged his composition for Siegel's "Amerikaner
rebbetzin", Steinberg's "Benkende hertser", Michal
Goldberg's "Moshe der griner", Siegel's ""Hela shmendrik"
and "Reizel mekarty", and for Freiman's operetta "Serkele
kozak", then B. staged in New York's National Theatre
his operetta "Lige fun palestine" (words by A. Lillian),
and in 1828-9 in the Lyric Theatre his operetta "A mlkhh
on a melekh" (words by A. Lillian), "Reyzele fun
cheyniton (chinatown)" (words by Siegel), "Khtn khlh
mazel-tov" (words by Lillian), and "Di freyelkhe moyd"
(words by A. Zolotarevsky).
B. is married to actress