Gertrude Berg (Screenwriter) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

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Gertrude Berg

Gertrude Berg was an American actress, screenwriter and producer. A pioneer of classic radio, she was one of the first women to create, write, produce and star in a long-running hit when she premiered her serial comedy-drama The Rise of the Goldbergs, later known as The Goldbergs. Her career achievements included winning a Tony Award and an Emmy Award, both for Best Lead Actress.

Born: Tillie Edelstein, October 3, 1899, East Harlem, New York City, U.S.
Died: September 14, 1966, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Occupation: Actress, screenwriter
Years active: 1929–1961
Spouse(s): Lewis Berg (1918–1966, her death)
Children: 2
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About Gertrude Berg

American actress and screenwriter who won the Tony Award for Best Actress for 1959’s A Majority of One.

Before Fame

She developed a skit into a radio show to support her family after the factory where her husband worked burned down.

Achievement

She was cast as the lead actress of her own radio show when an executive said he couldn’t read her writing and had her perform it aloud.

Family Life

She had two children with her husband, Lewis Berg.

Associations

Patsy Cline performed her song That Wonderful Someone on her debut album.

Information related to Gertrude Berg

  • Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award winners
  • Jewish American screenwriters
  • Jewish women writers
  • Jewish American actresses

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Latest information about Gertrude Berg updated on September 13, 2020.


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