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
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters TV Show
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters
The Milton Berle Show TV Show
The Milton Berle Show
 

Main Movie Roles

2007 - Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
1989 - Going Overboard
1985 - Pee-wee's Big Adventure
1984 - Broadway Danny Rose
1979 - The Muppet Movie
1975 - Lepke
1967 - Who's Minding The Mint?
1965 - The Loved One
1963 - It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
1961 - The Ladies Man
1960 - Let's Make Love
1960 - The Bellboy
1941 - Sun Valley Serenade
1920 - The Mark of Zorro
1917 - Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself
6
the Lilac
5
Himself
3
Himself - Guest Host
3
Milton Berle
2
Cheerful Charlie
2
Himself
2
Brian Carter (segment "Love and the Old Boyfriend")
2
Himself - in Commercial
2
[Complete List]



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:
  • Godfather of musician 'Billy Sherwood' (qv).
  • He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard and for Television at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • Berle was famed in Hollywood for the alleged size of an "unmentionable" portion of his anatomy. An often recounted (and possibly apocryphal) story was that when he was once challenged to a "face-off" with another man to prove who had the larger one, a friend said, "We're in a hurry, Milton, just take out enough to win.".
  • Was well-known as an outrageous joke thief, which frequently rankled some of his fellow performers. One time, he said to 'Groucho Marx' (qv), "You know, Groucho, I've stolen some of my best jokes from you." Without missing a beat, Groucho replied, "Then you weren't listening."
  • He adopted a daughter, Victoria, in 1946.
  • In 1984 he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, and in 1991 became the first entertainer inducted into the International Comedy Hall of Fame.
  • 'Milton Berle' (qv) described a brief affair with 'Aimee Semple McPherson' (qv) in 1930 in his 1975 autobiography titled, "Milton Berle: An Autobiography".
  • Mother: Sarah (died 31. May 1954)


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