Berg, Gertrude


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(1899–1966), comic actress. A stereotypical plump, homey Jewish mother, the New Yorker adapted her radio character of Molly Goldberg into a starring vehicle, Me and Molly (1948). Later she played Mrs. Jacoby, who falls in love with a Japanese businessman, in A Majority of One (1959) and Libby Hirsch, who employs psychoanalysis to help her family, in Dear Me, the Sky Is Falling (1963).

From The Oxford Companion to American Theatre in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Theatre.

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