GOLDBERG, ISAAC (1887–1938), U.S. author. Born in Boston, Goldberg wrote Sir William S. Gilbert (1913); The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan (1928); George Gershwin (1931); Major Noah: American-Jewish Pioneer (1936); and Queen of Hearts (1936), a biography of Lola Montez. He did pioneering work in his surveys, Studies in Spanish-American Literature (1920) and Brazilian Literature (1922). Goldberg also translated into English some of the major Yiddish authors, such as David Pinski, Scholem Asch, and Yehoash. From 1923 to 1932 he was literary editor of The American Freeman.
Ewen, in: American Hebrew (Nov. 5, 1937). add. bibliography: A. Crandall, Isaac Goldberg, An Appreciation (1934).