Milton Berle

Milton Berle

93 (passed away Mar. 27th, 2002)
Jul. 12th, 1908
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
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

2007 - Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
1991 - Driving Me Crazy
1989 - Going Overboard
1985 - Pee-wee's Big Adventure
1984 - Broadway Danny Rose
1979 - The Muppet Movie
1975 - Lepke
1965 - The Loved One
1961 - The Ladies Man
1960 - Let's Make Love
1960 - The Bellboy
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
the Lilac
Himself - Host
Milton Berle
Cheerful Charlie
Himself - Texaco Star Theater
Harry (segment "Love and the Vacation")
[Complete List]


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.

  • Had a long-time joking rivalry with Bishop 'Fulton J. Sheen' (qv) ("Uncle Fultie"), whose TV show was on opposite his for many years ("He stayed on longer than I did because, let's face it, he had better writers. Mark, Luke ...").
  • Godfather of musician 'Billy Sherwood' (qv).
  • Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald S. Smith, pg. 46-48. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • Adopted son, Bill, with 'Ruth Berle' (qv).
  • Father: Moses Berlinger
  • Milton Berle had begun his professional career at age five, working in motion pictures at the American Mutoscope and Biograph Co. studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
  • Has written three books over the years: Two volumes of autobiography, "Milton Berle" and "B.S.: I Love You," and "The Best Of Milton Berle's Private Joke File," a compendium of many of the 1000+ jokes he's been collecting over almost 80 years in show business.
  • 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.

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