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GERTRUDE BERG - CONTRACT MULTI-SIGNED 08/14/1952 CO-SIGNED BY: ARMINA MARSHALL - HFSID 178264

GERTRUDE BERG and ARMINA MARSHALL Gertrude Berg signs an agreement to appear in a 1952 radio play, Morning Star. Producer Marshall also signs on behalf of the Theatre Guild. Document signed:

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GERTRUDE BERG and ARMINA MARSHALL
Gertrude Berg signs an agreement to appear in a 1952 radio play, Morning Star. Producer Marshall also signs on behalf of the Theatre Guild.
Document signed: "Gertrude Berg" and "Armina Marshall" both have initialed five times each on verso and once on the front, 2p, 8½x10¾, front and verso. New York, N.Y., 1952 August 14. Letter of agreement wherein Berg agrees to appear in the radio version of the play, Morning Star, to be broadcast October 5, 1952. Berg is to be paid $1,500 dollars for her co-starring role. Marshall signs on behalf of The Theatre Guild, Inc. GERTRUDE BERG (1899-1966, born Gertrude Edelstein in New York City) was a Tony Award-winning American actress and producer. A radio favorite since 1929, her "Goldberg Family" made its film debut in 1950's The Goldbergs. In the film, she recreated her radio and television role (debuted in 1949) of Molly Goldberg, the firm but gentle matriarch of a Jewish family living in The Bronx. Berg also appeared on Broadway four times and won a Tony Award for her performance as Mrs. Jacoby in A Majority of One (1959-1960). ARMINA MARSHALL, who first appeared on the Broadway stage in 1924, became a prominent playwright and producer. The Theatre Guild, which she and husband Lawrence Langer founded in 1919, still flourishes, having produced 228 Broadway plays as of 2002. Marshall and Langer received a Tony Award for the stage version of Sunrise at Campobello in 1958 and a special Tony (1961) for organizing the first repertory group to tour the world for the U.S. State Department (at the behest of President John F. Kennedy). Lightly creased at corners. Fine condition.

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