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Gertrude Berg Biography
Gertrude Edelstein Berg (October 3, 1894-September 14, 1966) was a star of old-time radio and television. She is most famous for starring as Jewish housewife Molly Goldberg in The Rise of the Goldbergs, better known simply as The Goldbergs, on radio (1929-1934; 1937-1945; 1949-1950), Broadway (Me and Molly, 1948) and television (1949-1955). Toward the end of her career, Berg was a victim of Senator Joseph McCarthy and her show, sometimes referred to as "the earliest soap opera," was taken off the air.

Born in New York City, New York, she married Lewis Berg in 1918. She died in New York City, of heart failure, in 1966.
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