New Film on Gertrude Berg Coming!

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    [1]Mar 21, 2008
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    Yoo-hoo! Did you know there is a feature documentary being made about Gertrude Berg, the creator, writer, and star of The Goldbergs, a funny, hopeful, positive program about a Jewish family that aired during the bleakest decades of the twentieth century for Jews?

    Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg explores how "Molly Goldberg" became a beloved cultural icon across the country and how Gertrude Berg became highly successful media executive despite all the strikes against her. Berg originated the domestic sitcom, still TV's most enduring format, and she had a powerful impact on ethnic assimilation, family relations, and American culture.

    Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg will be finished by the end of the year. Go to to chat with filmmaker Aviva Kempner and to see how you can support the film.
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  • Avatar of Mac-Ale


    [2]Mar 24, 2008
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    I've followed the progress of this, and used written info from Kempner at this site.

    It's nice to see, Berg is becoming forgotten, and she really was an amazing and versatile star from the Golden Age.
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