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Legendary Award-Winning Actress, Gertrude Berg, Had Roots to Delaware County!

 

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Gertrude Berg was an Emmy Award winning television pioneer who also won a Tony Award for her work n Broadway.  She was a best-selling author and a role model for many young women in the 1940s and 1950s.

And she lived in Delaware County!

Berg created and starred as Molly Goldberg in several variations both on radio and television.  Her pioneering show on TV (she was the first woman to create, write, produce and star in a hit show, long before Lucille Ball) introduced Molly Goldberg to an audience of millions each week.  She won the first ever Emmy Award ever given to Lead Actress in a Comedy for her role in Molly Goldberg.  She later won a Tony Award for her Broadway performance in “A Majority of One” in 1959.  She is considered to be one of the greatest of all the female legends in show business and had a sterling career that spanned four decades.

Berg’s father owned a hotel in Fleischmanns, N.Y. (Delaware County) where she would visit frequently.  She was an on again/off again resident of the county and after her passing in 1966 at the age of 67 she was buried in Clovesville Cemetery in the village of Fleischmanns…..Delaware County!

 

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