Berg, Gertrude, 1899-1966

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Mrs. Gertrude Berg was born in New York City on October 3, 1899, the daughter of Jacob and Diana Edelstein. She married Lewis Berg in 1918 and has 2 children, Cherney and Harriet. She first appeared in radio as actress-author-producer of the program The Goldbergs in 1929. She also wrote the program Kate Hopkins and was writer-producer of The House of Glass in 1935. Mrs. Berg was a collaborator on the film Make a Wish with Bobby Breen, and was Mollie in the film The Goldbergs . She appeared in the television series The Goldbergs and also in the series Mrs. G. Goes to College . She has appeared in the Broadway production of A Majority of One and also in summer stock productions. Mrs. Berg received the Antoinette Perry Award in 1959 and is the author of Molly and Me and Memoirs of Gertrude Berg .

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referencedIn Gertrude Berg collection, [19--?-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Souvenir programs for theatrical productions, 1906-2005. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Davenport, Bill. Mrs. G. goes to college. "High finance / by Bill Davenport. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Samuel and Bella Spewack Papers, ca.1920-1980 Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn Spewack, Samuel and Bella. Papers, ca.1920-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Spigelgass, Leonard. Papers, [ca. 1949]-1985. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Rogers, Fred. [Address by Fred Rogers at the Public Broadcasting Service development conference] : speech (document) Saint Vincent College, Saint Vincent Library
referencedIn Shumlin, Herman, 1898-. Papers, 1930-1968. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Gertrude Berg Papers, 1930-1962 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn San Francisco Academy of Comic Art collection : Newspaper Comic Strips, 1893-1996 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
referencedIn Addition to the Playscripts and Promptbooks Collection None. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn On the Job With Your Three Best Friends National Archives at College Park
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referencedIn New York SP Skene Memorial Library National Archives at College Park
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associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Rogers, Fred. person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith San Francisco Academy of Comic Art. Bill Blackbeard, Director corporateBody
associatedWith Shumlin, Herman, 1898- person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel, 1899-1971 person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel and Bella. person
associatedWith Spigelgass, Leonard. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
East Harlem NY US
Manhattan NY US
Jews, American
Jewish actors
Popular culture
Radio authorship
Radio programs
Radio scripts
Radio serials
Radio, television, film
Television actors and actresses
Television scripts


Birth 1899-10-03

Death 1966-09-14




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SNAC ID: 87611406