- NAME: Milton Berle
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Radio Personality, Television Personality
- BIRTH DATE: July 12, 1908
- DEATH DATE: March 27, 2002
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
- Originally: Milton Berlinger
- AKA: Milton Berle
- Nickname: The Thief of Bad Gags
- AKA: Mr. Television
- AKA: Uncle Miltie
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Milton Berle was a Jewish-American comedian who started in vaudeville acts, and was a success in the early days of TV, becoming known as "Uncle Miltie."
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Rather than go on stage, Berle held court at the Friars Club, a popular haunt for comics in Beverly Hills, California.
A year after being diagnosed with colon cancer, on March 27, 2002, Milton Berle died at his Los Angeles, California home. He was survived by his third wife, Lorna, his two stepchildren, and two children from previous marriages.
Fellow comedian Buddy Hackett remembered Berle as a pioneer. "Whatever you see on television, Milton did it first," Hackett told The New York Times.
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