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Gertrude Berg (1898–1966)


Gertrude was born in New York City and her father owned a summer resort hotel. While in her teens, she wrote dialogues about her father and grandfather and recited them to guests at the hotel. This was the beginning of her writing which eventually led her to write "The Goldbergs". She married British-born Lewis Berg who was a chemical engineer and... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Gertrude Berg Show
(1961-1962)
The Goldbergs
The Goldbergs Molly Goldberg
(1950)
Make a Wish
Make a Wish Writer
(1937)
Main Street to Broadway
Main Street to Broadway Tony's Neighbor at the NY Apartment House
(1953)

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 1961 Hennesey (TV Series)
Sarah Green
- Aunt Sarah (1961) ... Sarah Green
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Hannah
- World of Sholom Aleichem (1959) ... Hannah
 1959 The World of Sholom Aleichem (TV Movie)
 1954-1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
May Golden / Rose Snider
- Trouble-in-Law (1959) ... May Golden
- Six O'Clock Call (1955) ... Rose Snider
- Morning Star (1954)
 1957 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Comedian-Excited Fan
- Episode #3.14 (1957) ... Comedian-Excited Fan
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Sophie Perlman
- Paris and Mrs. Perlman (1956) ... Sophie Perlman
 1954-1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Hannah Hirsch / Bessie
- Mind Over Momma (1955) ... Hannah Hirsch
- Hearts and Hollywood (1954) ... Bessie
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Tony's Neighbor at the NY Apartment House
 1948 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Marks
- Whistle, Daughter, Whistle (1948) ... Mrs. Marks
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (19 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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She acted in Leonard Spigelgass's play, "Dear Me, The Sky Is Falling," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Joseph Buloff in the cast. Michael Thoma was director. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | See more »
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In 1952, Gertrude and hes husband adopted two war orphans who resided in Europe with foster families. They were a 10 year old Italian boy and a 12 year old French girl. See more »

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