Ilene Beckerman


The Smartest Woman I Know, by Ilene BeckermanThe Smartest Woman I Know

It’s been said there’s nobody as smart as an old woman. That’s Gingy’s grandmother, Ettie, though she had no more than a third-grade education. She dispensed unforgettable wisdom to Gingy and her sister, Tootsie, as well as to the customers at her and (her husband) Mr. Goldberg’s stationery and magazine store, where customers ranged from Irish nannies to Sara Delano Roosevelt to Marlene Dietrich.
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Love, Loss, and What I Wore on Stage

Based on Ilene Beckerman’s best-selling book, the popular play, written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, continues its production in New York and Chicago with a rotating cast of five actors. find out more


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