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.|
|Spouse(s):||Lewis Berg (1918–1966, her death)|
|IMDb:||Gertrude Berg’s IMDb|
About Gertrude Berg
American actress and screenwriter who won the Tony Award for Best Actress for 1959’s A Majority of One.
She developed a skit into a radio show to support her family after the factory where her husband worked burned down.
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.
She had two children with her husband, Lewis Berg.
Patsy Cline performed her song That Wonderful Someone on her debut album.
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- 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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