The Celia Adler Story....
her life in the Yiddish theatre.... and more
Celia Adler on Television
The first of two videos presented here is a YouTube video of Celia Adler in a small role in the
television program, "Naked City,"
which aired on November 22, 1961. This was in the show's third
season and was its eighth episode.
It was entitled, "Show Me the Way to Go Home," and the summary of
the episode is thus:
Enraged at his mother's idea of committing him to Bellevue, sadistic Danny
Keeling (Burt Brinckerhoff)
runs from home---in quick pursuit of a young girl. The episode also
stars Marie: Lois Nettleton.
Flint: Paul Burke. Elva: Louise Allbritton. Chuck: Douglas Rodgers.
Old Woman: Celia Adler. Shag: Carl Reindel.
In this scene the
characters Marie and Danny happen upon an old and absent-minded old
woman (Celia) in the city, who is trying to get home to her daughter
on Long Island.
The recording is approximately fifteen minutes
This second YouTube video is a
complete episode of Gertrude Berg's TV program "The Goldbergs,"
This particular episode of "The Goldbergs" was broadcast on August 3, 1954.
Celia appears at about
the 5 minutes, 20 second mark
of the episode,
and is the woman wearing glasses who arrives with a man by car to a
As a bonus, you will also see the great Yiddish actor Joseph
Buloff appear as "Pincus Pines,"
here playing the role of a man who is perhaps the manager of a
hotel in which Celia arrives.
Buloff was in at least four episodes of "The Goldbergs" in 1954.
The entire episode is almost thirty minutes long.
Exhibition Curator: Steven Lasky
Exhibition created with the special
of the estate of Celia Adler and Lazar Freed.