AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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7/7/09

HE SAID, SHE SAID....Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg


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HE SAID....

By Gerald Wright

The relatively normal situations millions of Americans found themselves in was performed by the show's cast, even though the story was about a poor Jewish family in New York. The dialogue was stereotyped; however, the emphasis was on Gertrude Berg's portrayal of the Jewish mother. This mother was a constant source of universally positive solutions to problems. Gertrude Berg's performance in her debut television series as the bighearted matriarch of her fictitious New York family won her the first ever Emmy Award for Lead Actress in a Comedy. In 1959, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress for her stage performance in A Majority of One...

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SHE SAID....

At a time long before basic opportunities for women beyond domestic duties, or American Idol aspirations for that matter, Gertrude Berg came out of nowhere and grabbed hearts across the nation along with financial success, despite the most trying historical times for the masses of people here, The Great Depression and the Blacklist. All without benefit of cell phones or texting. Just windows, please...

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