Milton Berle Overview:

Legendary actor, Milton Berle, was born Milton Berlinger on Jul 12, 1908 in New York City, NY. Berle died at the age of 93 on Mar 27, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA .


Breezy, beaming, black-haired, Broadway-based comedian who never quite made a home for himself in films, even though he made many more movies than most people realize. In vaudeville as a boy, he also made appearances in silents as a child actor, before making a name for himself on stage, radio and, especially, television, where he was phenomenally successful in the late 1940s and through the 1950s with his own show, when his wit and geniality shone through even poor material and had him dubbed "Mr. Television" or "Mr. Tuesday Night." His latter years were mainly spent on the nightclub circuit, although he continued to do sporadic but typically extrovert cameos in films.

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Radio. In addition, Berle was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 2009. Berle was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Milton Berle Quotes:

Mrs. Marcus: You're overlooking one little thing.
J. Russell Finch: Yeah, one little thing.
Ding Bell: What little thing?
J. Russell Finch: Yeah, what little thing?
Mrs. Marcus: We can all count, can't we? There were 8 of us there.
J. Russell Finch: She's right. There were 8 of us there.

J. Russell Finch: Hey, did you see th-the way he went SAILING right out there?

J. Algernon Hawthorne: I must say that if I had the grievous misfortune to be a citizen of this benighted country, I should be the most hesitant of offering any criticism whatever of any other.
J. Russell Finch: Wait a minute, are you knocking this country? Are you saying something against America?
J. Algernon Hawthorne: Against it? I should be positively astounded to hear anything that could be said FOR it. Why the whole bloody place is the most unspeakable matriarchy in the whole history of civilization! Look at yourself! The way your wife and her strumpet of a mother push you through the hoop! As far as I can see, American men have been totally emasculated- they're like slaves! They die like flies from coronary thrombosis while their women sit under hairdryers eating chocolates & arranging for every 2nd Tuesday to be some sort of Mother's Day! And this positively infantile preoccupation with bosoms. In all time in this wretched Godforsaken country, the one thing that has appalled me most of all this this prepostrous preoccupation with bosoms. Don't you realize they have become the dominant theme in American culture: in literature, advertising and all fields of entertainment and everything. I'll wager you anything you like that if American women stopped wearing brassieres, your whole national economy would collapse overnight.

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Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald S. Smith, pg. 46-48. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387

Always opened his show by making an entrance in a different costume each week.

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