Milton Berle

Milton Berle

Age
93 (passed away Mar. 27th, 2002)
Birthday
Jul. 12th, 1908
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
Height
5' 10 1/2"

Milton Berle's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Hollywood Palace TV Show
The Hollywood Palace
The Jonathan Winters Show TV Show
The Jonathan Winters Show
The Milton Berle Show TV Show
The Milton Berle Show
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters TV Show
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Milton was educated at New York Professional Children's School, and began performing at age 5. His first stage appearance was in "Florodora"in Atlantic City. He appeared at the Palace Theatre in New York in 1931, then in night clubs and theatres. He appeared in the Broadway musicals "Saluta", "See My Lawyer", and "Ziegfeld Follies of 1943". His television debut was on experimental scanning-wheel television in Chicago in 1929. By 1934 he was on radio.


TRIVIA:
  • Always opened his show by making an entrance in a different costume each week.
  • Appears on a 44 USA commemorative postage stamp, issued 11 August 2009, in the Early TV Memories issue honoring "Texaco Star Theater" (titled _"The Milton Berle Show" (1948)_ (qv), 1954-1956).
  • Mother: Sarah (died 31. May 1954)
  • Changed his name to Berle from Berlinger in 1920.
  • He died the same day as 'Dudley Moore' (qv) and 'Billy Wilder' (qv).
  • In 1962, NBC tried to develop a TV series around incidents in his life, but the series never got beyond the planning stage.
  • Uncle of 'Warren Berlinger' (qv).
  • In 1947, Berle founded the Friars Club of Beverly Hills at the old Savoy Hotel on Sunset Boulevard. Other founding members included 'Jimmy Durante' (qv), 'George Jessel (I)' (qv), 'Robert Taylor (I)' (qv), and 'Bing Crosby' (qv). The club, which moved to Beverly Hills in 1961, is a private show business club famous for its celebrity members and roasts, where a member is mocked by their club friends in good fun.


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