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

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 - The Bellboy
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
Louie
5
Himself
3
Himself - Host
3
Milton Berle
2
Himself
2
Himself
2
Milton Berle
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:
  • He died the same day as 'Dudley Moore' (qv) and 'Billy Wilder' (qv).
  • Mother: Sarah (died 31. May 1954)
  • 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 ...").
  • (5 December 1999) Suffered a mild stroke at his home in California.
  • Adopted son, Bill, with 'Ruth Berle' (qv).
  • 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.".
  • 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.
  • 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.


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