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Jewish Film Festival Spotlights One of the First Ladies of TV

If you think that Lucille Ball was the first lady of television, the pioneering funny lady who gave birth to the TV sitcom, you're sorely mistaken.

Gertrude Berg secretly holds that title. She wrote, produced and starred in TV’s first domestic comedy, a hit sit-com about a flagrantly Jewish family. In the documentary “Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg” --which played as part of the Jewish Film Festival last night-- we learn that Gertrude Berg was in fact the Oprah of her day.

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