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Milton Berle

Milton Berle
Berle at the 41st Primetime Emmy Awards in 1989
Personal information
Birth nameMilton Berlinger
Birth dateJuly 12, 1908
Place of birthManhattan, New York, U.S.
Date of deathMarch 27, 2002(age 93)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesMr. Television, Uncle Miltie
Years active1914 2000
Influenced byCharlie Chaplin, Groucho Marx
InfluencedDon Rickles, Johnny Carson, Larry the Cable Guy, Nipsey Russell
SpouseJoyce Mathews (1941 - 1947;1949 - 1950)
Ruth Cosgrove (1953 - 1989)
Lorna Adams (1991 - 2002)

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Milton Berlinger (July 12, 1908 March 27, 2002), better known by as Milton Berle, was an American comedian and actor. As the manic host of NBC's Texaco Star Theater (1948 - 55), in 1948 he was the first major star of US television and as such became known as Uncle Miltie and Mr. Television to millions during TV's golden age.

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