Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg Poster

Release Date: July 10th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
Gertrude Berg rose to prominence in the 1930s as the star of "The Goldbergs," a pioneering radio program and, later, a TV sitcom, which she also created, wrote and produced. Director Aviva Kempner tells the story of this important, overlooked figure in entertainment history, explaining her background -- she arrived in the U.S. as an inexperienced Jewish immigrant -- and interviewing notable figures such as writer/producer Norman Lear and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Director: Aviva Kempner

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: International Film Circuit [us]

Keywords: Endearing, 1960s, Rise, 2000s, 1940s, Engaging, 1930s, Quest, Spirited, Transformation, Inspiring, 1950s

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  • Kempner once again educates and entertains with unexpected tidbits and just plain good old-fashioned filmmaking. show more

  • In Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, Kempner gives us a balance of artist and alter ego, introducing us to a woman we'd like to know even better. show more

  • Kempner has done everything right by organizing her bountiful material into a fascinating portrait of a worthy personality and her era and touching upon related issues like the impact of the blacklist and the alchemy of celebrity. show more

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