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Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg -- A documentary on television pioneer Gertrude Berg. She was the creator, principal writer, and star of "The Goldbergs," a popular radio show for 17 years, which became television's very first character-driven domestic sitcom in 1949. Berg received the first Best Actress Emmy in history, and paved the way for women in the entertainment industry.

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10 July 2009 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
"The Most Famous Woman in America You've Never Heard Of"
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The story of the actress, writer, and broadcasting pioneer Gertrude Berg. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Exceptional Documentary, Worth Seeing See more (9 total) »

Cast

 
Gertrude Berg ... Herself (archive footage)
Lewis Berg ... Himself (archive footage)

Sara Chase ... Laura (voice)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg ... Herself
Viola Harris ... Herself

Norman Lear ... Himself
Madeline Lee ... Herself (as Madeline Guilford)
Arlene McQuade ... Herself

Margaret Nagle ... Herself
Susan Stamberg ... Herself
Betty Walker ... Mrs. Bertha Kramer (archive footage)
Roberta Wallach ... Effie (voice)

Directed by
Aviva Kempner 
 
Produced by
Aviva Kempner .... producer
Leah Ramsay .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Learan Kahanov 
Tom Kaufman 
 
Film Editing by
Judith Herbert 
 
Sound Department
Billy Johnson .... sound mixer
Roger Phenix .... production sound mixer
Skip SoRelle .... sound designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Boni .... additional photographer
David Waldman .... cinematographer: Los Angeles unit
David Wexler .... gaffer: additional
 
Editorial Department
Margaret Sclafani .... post-production coordinator
 
Other crew
Charlotte Hendrix .... line producer
 

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Exceptional Documentary, Worth Seeing, 25 July 2009
Author: fx_gent from Fairfax, VA

History is replete with countless stories of exceptional individuals. Unfortunately, when people discuss famous women, African Americans, Hispanics, ,etc. they tend to lean towards those individuals who are better known. Every so often there is the exception, the telling of those not remembered or forgotten, this documentary being one of them. Going into the theater I carried with me only the knowledge of who Getrude Berg was. I came out with a deep appreciation of what she accomplished in her life as a writer of 12,000 scripts; first lady of television, etc. and her overall impact. I was impressed especially at her work on behalf of her costar Phillip Loeb during the Communist witchhunts of the 1950s. This is an exceptional documentary and worth taking the time to see.

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