C. was born on March 15,
1874 in Bender, Bessarabia. His parents were owners of a
bar. He learned in a cheder, Gemora with a rabbi and
Russian with a teacher.
At the age of eleven he
immigrated with his parents to America, learned in New
York in a school, as a "soprano" he sang with the
cantors Kuper and Pinye Minkovsky.
When Avraham Goldfaden in
1888 had founded his dramatic club in New York, C. there
became a member [the date of his birth was not given, so
therefore he was known as a little "tailored"], and he
debuted as "the tailor" in "Tudrus bloz".
Since then he participated as a semi-professional in
Yiddish theatre productions for benign purposes. When he
New York the Yiddish variety theatres, especially with
A. Tantsman at the top, C. performed there as a
coupletist. For a certain time he also was active as a
sketch artist in the Eldridge Vaudeville House and
wrote and collaborated on one-acters and dramatic sketches for
Yiddish vaudeville and variety theatres. He also for a
year was president of the Yiddish Vaudeville Union. With
the downfall of this type of theatre, he went over to
the legitimate Yiddish theatre; acted in Baltimore,
Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg and other cities, and he was
a member in the Yiddish Actors Union.
On 20 July 1947 C. passed
away in New York.