‘Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg,’ exemplary documentary about Gertrude Berg, opens here Aug. 28


Gertrude Berg was an “influential yet largely forgotten figure in the annals of both American broadcasting and American Jewry,” Michael Fox wrote in his review of Aviva Kempner’s new documentary, Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (8.21.09 American Jewish World).

The film examines the legacy of Berg, who was the creator of the beloved radio and TV character Molly Goldberg. The CBS television series, The Goldbergs, premiered in January 1949.

Kempner’s previous films include Partisans of Vilna and The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg.

Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg opens Aug. 28, in an exclusive engagement at the Edina Cinema, France Avenue and 50th Street.


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