Milton Berle (born Milton Berlinger, July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was an American comedian and actor.
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Admit your faults. I would if I had any. -Milton Berle-
Poverty is not a disgrace, but it's terribly inconvenient. Milton Berle
"My doctor recently told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already." ~Milton Berle
by this measure JFK and Milton Berle would be bigger punks.
A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
Occasionally, I like to watch Statler and Waldorf repeatedly dunk on Milton Berle:
“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” —Milton Berle
on this date in 1948, Milton Berle hosted "Texaco Star Theater" NBC-TV. It was the show's debut.
a good chunk of my childhood was watching the muppets. I loved the muppet show with you and Milton Berle
Milton Berle remembers on his show:
Alexa is telling me that on this date in 1965, Elvis Presley appeared on the Milton Berle Show. It was actually 1956
John Noble reminds me of Milton Berle, who I love.
Watched CAVETT from 2/21/72 with Phyllis Diller, Milton Berle, and Lawrence Welk. Diller and Welk were surprisingly good interviewees.
Flipping channels and BINGO: A *** Cavett show w/Phyllis Diller, Milton Berle & Lawrence Welk. This is so peak 1972 I never want it to end.
“It’s rough to go through life with your contents looking as if they settled during shipping.” ~Milton Berle
Wonder what the occasion was that brough these talents together - Milton Berle, Rose Marie, David Niven and Larry...
If opportunity does not knock, build a door. - Milton Berle
The only ones who like Milton Berle are his mother - and the public.
Marilyn Monroe and Milton Berle at the Newspaper Public... Pic as poster:
It's going to be Milton Berle in drag. Sorry.
A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong. (Milton Berle)
Milton Berle: I just filled out my income tax forms. Who says you can't get killed by a blank? |
weird, campy, 70s radio pilot an old man gave me - features Shecky Greene, Barbi Benton, Dave Madden, Milton Berle:
Maybe I'm just cranky... I'm also finding Milton Berle annoying in this episode of The Joey Bishop show. Is it 2:00 yet? lol
With only ONE mention of Milton Berle!!! It was a good one.
This ep on is nuts. Cameos so far: Milton Berle, Steve Allen, Carol Channing, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed
deGrom did to Clayton Kershaw tonight what Milton Berle once did to Tom Jones. Don't know what I'm talking about? Google it.
Milton Berle and friends Dean Martin, David Jansen, Jack Benny and Polly Bergen headed to a Dodger …
continues with this gem. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. -Milton Berle
James Stewart, Bette Davis, Buddy Ebsen, Mel Blanc and Milton Berle were some of the entertainers born in 1908
Hey does anybody want to hear my theory of how Chris Berman is like Milton Berle?. "A broadcasting horror show".
True. There's a Hollywood tale of Forrest Tucker and Milton Berle expressing admiration for Sol in that respect.
everyone ends up like Jerry Lewis and George Burns and Milton Berle and Joan Rivers and then they die
Does John Cleese use the same Milton Berle joke book as
I wouldn't never challenge Milton Berle on anything. Ever.
That sounds like something Milton Berle would have said.
Your marriage is in trouble if your wife says 'You're only interested in one thing, and you can't remember what it is.'-Milton Berle
"If it wasn't for the olives in his martinis, he'd starve to death!" -Milton Berle
Hello, Ruth did you ever work with Milton Berle? What was he like?
Technically, "Big Break" is on hiatus.*. *TV term for deader than Milton Berle.
Inspirational quote of the day ( Milton Berle) "If opportunity docent knock build a door"
Stories from about Milton Berle, Buddy Hackett, Bob Newhart & Joan Rivers just made my day. His perspective is pure gold.
Surely you don't think that's an exhaustive list of vaudeville comedians? Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Henny Youngman, Fanny Brice...
"Killing it"? Jeffrey Ross is a legend in his own mind. Staring at Milton Berle's *** was the highlight of his career.
We owe a lot to Thomas Edison - if it wasn't for him, we'd be watching television by candlelight. -Milton Berle.
I guess Milton Berle , Flip Wilson & Peter Ustinov are out
So Flip Wilson dressed as Geraldine would have been chatged; Milton Berle..why??? Agree!!! Stupid LAW!!!
Today in 1956, Elvis introduced "Hound Dog" on the Milton Berle TV Show. It was his best-selling son
Today's quote of the day is from Milton Berle!
June 5, 1956 at rehearsals for the Milton Berle Show. More photos here
On this day in 1956, Elvis debuted his gyrating dance on the Milton Berle Show. AKA the 1950s version of 'twerking':
Did you know? Elvis appeared on the Milton Berle Show and performed Hound Dog.
After the Milton Berle Show appearance the previous night june 5th, another photo shoot awaits in San Diego...
Elvis performed Hound Dog on Milton Berle Show 59 years ago today with his pelvis moves, there will never be another Elvis
Santa is having a tough time this year. Last year he deducted eight billion for gifts, and the IRS wants an itemized list — Milton Berle
Today 1956 Elvis Presley introduced his new single Hound Dog on "The Milton Berle Show," stirring controversy with swiveling hip motions.
June 5, 1956, presentation at the Milton Berle Show first made his signature dance moves.
Video: On this day in music history: June 5, 1956 - Elvis Presley appears on comedian Milton Berle’s...
On this day in 1956, Elvis entered the building of The Milton Berle Show.
On this day in Music History:  Elvis Presley appeared on ABC-TV's 'Milton Berle Show'. Presley's movements...
This crowd has no love for a Milton Berle joke.
Jun 5th 1956, Elvis appeared on 'Milton Berle Show' changing the music for ever
Today in 1956, Elvis Presley sang his hit single "Hound Dog" for the first time on the Milton Berle Show:
Watching reruns and learning how to be a burlesque comic from Milton Berle and Fozzy bear.
Fine interview with a very relaxed Larry King. Love that quote from Milton Berle..."Retire to what?!"
Today's Quote of the day is from Milton Berle "Laughter is an instant vacation."
Not according to MetroLyrics. ANd that song is older than you. *** I saw RuPaul insult Milton Berle live on the VMA's!
Committee - a group of [people] who keep minutes and waste hours. – Milton Berle
"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." - Milton Berle "It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney
A picture I am glad I've found in my drawer, with the two greats. Howard Cosell and Milton Berle. I love them.
"...The Blacks may have the rhythm but the Jews own all the instruments..." -Milton Berle [Dean Martin Roast of Redd Foxx]
Hey everyone! Artie Butler sits down at to talk about his friendship with Milton Berle!
I saw Milton Berle over at Lucy's house just last week!
MT Fougeron FB: We like to think Milton Berle was an Architect at heart,"if opportunity doesn't knock, build a door"
Remember seeing Sherwood on TV in the 1950's. Can't recall show. Was it Milton Berle?
Government by Cromnibus — blind, deaf and dumb JAMES BOVARD “ You can lead a man to Congress, but you can’t make him think,” quipped Milton Berle in 1950. Congress’ approval of the 1,603 page, $1 trillion Cromnibus bill also shows you cannot make congressmen read. Unfortunately, as usual, politicians refused to let their ignorance restrain their power over Americans’ lives and tax dollars. After spending much of the fall reapplying for their current jobs, members of Congress returned to Washington and heaved all of their overdue work into a 15-pound pile of paper which no individual member had time to comprehend before approving. House Speaker John Boehner pooh-poohed any concerns about the process: “Understand, all these provisions in the bill have been worked out in a bicameral, bipartisan fashion, or else they wouldn’t be in the bill.” And never before in American history have there been any problems from the deals that Republican and Democratic pooh-bahs carved out behind closed door ...
look up age of mark twain. And Frank burns. Milton Berle.
Jewish Comedians You may or may not remember the old-time Jewish comedians like; Shecky Green, Red Buttons, Totie Fields, Milton Berle, Henny Youngman and others. Perhaps you have only heard of them. I for one miss their kind of humour. Not a single “F”-bomb word in any of their comic routines: * A car hit an elderly Jewish man. The paramedic says, "Are you comfortable?" The man says, "I make a good living." * I just got back from a pleasure trip. I took my mother-in-law to the airport. * I've been in love with the same woman for 49 years. If my wife finds out, she'll kill me! * Someone stole all my credit cards, but I won't be reporting it. The thief spends less than my wife did. * We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops. * My wife and I went to a hotel where we got a waterbed. My wife calls it the Dead Sea. * My wife and I revisited the hotel where we spent our wedding night. This time I was the one who stayed in the bathroom and cried. * My Wife was at the beauty shop for two hours. That was o ...
Remarkable Quotes from Remarkable Jews My father never lived to see his dream come true of an all- Yiddish-speaking Canada. --David Steinberg I once wanted to become an atheist but I gave up. They have no holidays.--Henny Youngman Look at Jewish history. Unrelieved lamenting would be intolerable. So, for every ten Jews beating their breasts, God designated one to be crazy and amuse the breast beaters. By the time I was five I knew I was that one. --Mel Brooks The time is at hand when the wearing of a prayer shawl and skullcap will not bar a man from the White House, unless, of course, the man is Jewish. --Jules Farber Even if you are Catholic, if you live in New York, you're Jewish. If you live in Butte, Montana, you are going to be goyim even if you are Jewish. --Lenny Bruce God, I know we are your chosen people, but couldn't you choose somebody else for a change? --Shalom Aleichem The remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served us nothing but leftovers. The original meal has ne ...
Milton Berle alert! Watch for the hilarious surprise appearance by Uncle Miltie!...
Wow! When was the last time that line was actually funny? When Milton Berle was alive?
The closest thing we have to immorality is a bureau of the federal government. - Milton Berle
Milton Berle was in the Round and Round vid bud
Great shot from lenaprima from the likely late-1960s. Her father, Louis; Milton Berle and…
Left to right: Milton Berle, Joey Bishop, and Jimmy Durante smoke cigars during a rehearsal for the gala planned...
Flip Wilson, Robin Williams, Patrick Swazye, Milton Berle, Mayor Guiline ... So what your point? Drag is entertaining!
Anytime a person goes into a delicatessen and orders a pastrami on white bread, somewhere a Jew dies. Milton Berle
Milton Berle and Jerry Lewis hamming it up at Disneyland.
After numerous conversations about Hollywood, Celebrity and Movie History with a younger and more beautiful generation this weekend.I have decided to begin a class on it in Hollywood, I'm asking The Secret Life of Walter Newkirk to teach on the East Coast and Jaime Vermeulen as our Dean. Within 15 minutes of conversations.these young beauties had no clue about Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Gloria Swanson, Jack Benny, Groucho, and even Dixie Carter! How can you work in an industry that you do not know or learn from the past.it's a building process.
the only person as funny and Robin Williams other than the Great oldies Milton Berle Jackie Gleason would be Steve Martin grate 1s
I must've been thinking of someone like Milton Berle when I said I heard Winters might've been disagreeable, maybe.
"Laughter is an instant vacation."-Milton Berle. Thanks for the wonderful vacations, Robin Williams. Your legacy will live on forever..
Milton Berle said "Laughter is an instant vacation." Thanks for all the amazing holidays.
struck me as the guy who'd be Milton Berle or Carl Reiner and still be cutting up the late night guys a generation from now.
yes Robin Williams was a great actor like I said Jackie Gleason Milton Berle George Burns best of the best
.Mrs. Doubtfire is one of the great drag acts. Milton Berle will welcome Robin Williams to the afterlife.
its like Milton Berle in the Ratt video!
Comedy & TV legend Milton Berle is told off in this clip from a Holiday show. It is available on Milton Berle Vol 1 at HoughsVideos.50Megs.Com
Happy birthday today to Milton Berle, Bill Cosby and Louis B. Mayer!
RIP. Happy Birthday to Milton Berle. Known as "Uncle Miltie". A man of many faces! He was 93.
Happy birthday today to Bill Cosby, Milton Berle, Topher Grace, Michelle Rodriguez, Cheryl Ladd, Christine McVie and Richard Simmons!!
"When Sid Caesar was born, there was a star rising in the east... ME!" – Milton Berle
Originally posted in 2010 This author’s first exposure to Milton Berle was in the 1970s, when he was principally one of a seemingly limitless crop of septigenarian, cigar-smoking comedians that sti...
Today is Milton Berle's Birthday.. he is known as the King of Television, Mr Entertainer.
Happy birthday to Jack Bennys old friend Milton Berle!
[From "Kovacs Corner" on YouTube.com] - Jackpot Bowling (also known as Phillies Jackpot Bowling and Jackpot Bowling Starring Milton Berle) was a professional...
Legendary comedian Milton Berle was born July 12, 1908. Hear him in a dramatic radio turn on "Suspense!"
says, "Jess and I spent last night watching every Tyler Perry movie there is. She seems to love these movies. Especially if they have Man-Dea in them. I like the movies, however Dave Chappelle talked about this, what is with peoples love of a black man wearing a dress: Flip Wilson, Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones, Jamie Fox, Tyler Perry, Shawn and Marlon Wayans. Im sure there are more. It used to really bother me. I wondered if black men in dresses made them less threatening or something. Is that how to make black men more acceptable and or accessable, if we wore dresses? Then I thought, what if I take the race factor out, what if they were white men? Looking back, there were plenty of white men dressed up as women for laughs: Milton Berle, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, Tom Hanks and that other guy on Bosom Buddies, Jim Carrey, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rob Snyder, Adam Sadler, and the list goes on. So I guess its ok to wear a dress if its for laughs. And since I like making people laugh, Im going to st ...
In 1908, comedian Milton Berle was born in New York City. Known as Uncle Miltie he was the undisputed top banana of early TV.
If evolution works, why do mothers only have two hands. -Milton Berle
Milton Berle and David Steinberg Comedy Sketch- D…: Milton Berle plays straight man?
Happy birthday to performer and writer Milton Berle (July 12,1908), author of “Milton Berle, an Autobiography” (1975) (with Haskel Frankel).
Milton Berle, famous for dressing in drag on TV (and having the biggest *** in Hollywood) was born on this date in 1908. Happy Birthday!
Great pic of DeanMartin, Milton Berle, Jack Benny et al on their way to a Dodgers game.
Born today in 1908 = comedian Milton Berle. "I know why Superman left Krypton. Earth was the only place where he could get steroids" Cheers.
A Rare Interview: Tom Snyder with Milton Berle - 1998! Pt. 1 of 3: via
Today is the 108th birthday of Milton Berle. (via Happy...
“I live to laugh, and I laugh to live” Milton Berle . born today in 1908
Milton Berle: I tried to book Major Lawrence to be with u here tonight. Eydie: I know, he told me. The army offered him more money. MB: -__-
Milton Berle (born Mendel Berlinger; July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was born on this date 106 years ago. As the...
The problem with life is, by the time you can read women like a book, your library card has expired -Milton Berle
He was such a bad writer, they revoked his poetic license. - Milton Berle
Milton berle car. * WIND-UP Bobble Head Toy * Original very nice condition as found we wound it up it went backwards forwards.
Laughter is an instant vacation. ~Milton Berle .but if you need more, relax with our 30% off rates in May
1915-06-19 *Henry LeTang was born on this date in 1915. He was an African American choreographer. Born in Harlem, he was the son of Clarence & Marie LeTang, and began his dancing career at age seven. Having fully polished his own technique by age seventeen, he opened his studio in 1937. His first big star student was Betty Hutton. LeTang’s unique style transformed and emphasized the importance of choreography for nightclub performers, thereby establishing him as one of the country's foremost motion stylists. Another beautiful hopeful came to him for direction and made it big, her name was Lena Horne. From Sep 9, 1943 until Oct 16, 1943, LeTang was an Assistant Choreographer on My Dear Public. From May 18, 1944 until Jun 10, 1944, he directed Tap Routines on Dream With Music. From May 8, 1952 until May 10, 1952, LeTang chorographed Shuffle Along. He also choreographed the movies Tap and the Cotton Club. His Broadway credits include Sophisticated Ladies, which earned him a Tony nomination and the Outer Cr ...
Here's a commercial for Lum's (or LUMS) restaurant featuring Milton Berle. Did they have these in the Chicagoland area? "You get a better choice when you cho...
Out and about L.A. ... Sightseeing and locating Hollywood celebrities ... (sort of ...) Los Angeles, Hollywood, and California rates as the number one tourist destination in the United States. Where are the places where tourist and sightseers guaranteed to find celebrities? Los Angeles County is the home of over 40 cemeteries. One tourist fad has been the visit local cemeteries and locate the final resting places of their favorite entertainment personalities and photograph their headstones, monuments, and crypts. Four of the more popular destinations, and their interred are: * Westwood Village Memorial Park (now known as Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park) - 1218 Glendon Ave. L.A. Final resting place of: Eddie Albert, Eve Arden, Fanny Brice, Bob Crane, Farrah Fawcett, Eva Gabor, Gene Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Frank Zappa ... to name a few. * Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills - 6300 Forest Lawn Dr. L.A. Final resting place of: Bette Davis, Michael Jackson, Buster Keaton, Stan Laure ...
75 THINGS ABOUT CHRIS 1) I believe in Disney magic, fairies, pixie dust, princesses and mice that can talk. 2) As much as I love the Sci-fi mythology known as Star Trek, I have no interest in going into outer space, that is if it was offered to me. In fact, I feel I have no business being there. My home and life is on the ground. 3) My favorite teacher in high school was Barbara Nevers, now professor Nevers at Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee. 4) Hate Red necks. There is nothing I like about their lifestyle or culture. Hillbilly – same thing. 5) I sleep in flannel all year round. The fuzzy cotton makes me feel good. I get rashes on my skin if I wear clothing other than cotton. 6) I am the only one in the world who likes and still uses Windows Vista. 7) There isn’t a day that I don’t think of my grandparents and all the wonderful things they did for me. 8) It surprises me that more people don’t use SKYPE. I look great on T.V. Doesn’t everyone! 9) I believe Timothy McVey could have be ...
All play and no work makes no Jack. --Milton Berle
FARGO ended well last night. I hope there isn't a second season. It's not that I don't want the surviving actors to have work, it's just that less is more. Or, as Milton Berle would say, "Always leave 'em laughing."
The Legendary Late Professional Wrestler "Gorgeous" George Wagner was known as the Human Orchid. The Legendary Late Comic Milton Berle on the original Batman TV series portrayed Louie the Lilac. Rev. Christopher P. Adams, The Singing Chaplain, is not considering be referred to as "The Preaching Petunia".
1970s Era Comedy - Who here, besides me, misses the great comedians of the 70s (and earlier)? These people were brilliant, and they didn't have to resort to filthy language, or in-your-face politics. They make the so-called comedians of today look like 3rd rate amateurs. (There are exceptions of course, like Bill Murray, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Jerry Seinfeld.) Most of the people below have passed away, but their comedy will last forever. Here’s a short list of the comedians I thought were great: Rich Little, Jonathan Winters, Foster Brooks, Ted Knight, Milton Berle, John Byner, Red Skelton, Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Bill Cosby, Phyllis Diller, George Gobel, Bob Newhart. Who did I miss that you really liked?
It's on again!!! One of the greatest movies of all time!!! "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!" Starring...everyone!!! Mickey Rooney, Ethel Merman, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Buddy Hackett, Jonathan Winters, Spencer Tracy, *** Shawn, Edie Adams, Phil Silvers, and more...non-stop laughs and a bevy of classic cars and car chases. This flick never gets old!
Thanks everyone who went to our get together at Rocco's today! I think it was a big success! Thanks again to Marilyn Park for making the arrangements and starting the FB site. And special thanks to our local historian Carol Herrick for coming! I'll put some pictures from today up shortly and then everyone can identify themselves. Also tonight I'm watching one of my favorite movies on THIS TV It's a mad, mad, Mad World! Haven't seen it for a while. Does anyone remember it? So many stars: Terry Thomas, Ethel Merman, Jim Backus, Milton Berle, Spencer Tracy. Edie Adams to name a few so funny!
Watching a great old movie with a long time family friend, ( Jimmy Lloyd) in it. Its a mad, mad, mad, mad, Mad World. Oh and there's a few other stars of the time that weren't too bad in it too. Ethel Merman, Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Chill Wills, Milton Berle, Buddy Hackett.
Today is Sunday, June 8, the 159th day of 2014. There are 206 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 8, 1864, Abraham Lincoln was nominated for another term as president during the National Union (Republican) Party's convention in Baltimore. On this date: In A.D. 632, the prophet Muhammad died in Medina. In 1845, Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1915, Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned in a disagreement with President Woodrow Wilson over U.S. handling of the sinking of the Lusitania. In 1948, the "Texaco Star Theater" made its debut on NBC-TV with Milton Berle guest-hosting the first program. (Berle was later named the show's permanent host.) In 1953, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks. Eight tornadoes struck Michigan's Lower Peninsula, killing 126 people. In 1967, 34 U.S. servicemen were killed when Israel attacked the USS Libert ...
THIS DAY IN MUSIC HISTORY (June 5th): 1955: Gladys Presley, Elvis' mother, awakens suddenly in Memphis, convinced that her boy is in danger; at that moment, Elvis' first pink Cadillac catches on fire while en route from Fulton, AR. Elvis is unharmed 1956: Elvis Presley appears on the last broadcast of Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theater, performing his brand-new song, "Hound Dog," and also "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You." Elvis' hip-swinging dancing to "Hound Dog" shocks the nation, leading the press to describe it as "like the mating dance of an aborigine" and that the singer clearly had "no future in the music business." 1956: Gene Vincent releases "Be-Bop-A-Lula" 1959: A young kid named Robert Zimmerman, a greaser of sorts known for his long hair and black leather jackets, graduates from Hibbing High School in Hibbing, MN. Within a few years, he would become a New York folksinger and change his name to Bob Dylan 1960: Brenda Lee's "I'm Sorry" enters the charts 1961: Roy Orbison's "Running Scared" h ...
Love and MarriageIn a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes. - Elizabeth Ashley Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success. - Jim Backus No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman. - Honore de Balzac Honeymoon: A short period of doting between dating and debting. - Ray Bandy Marriage is low down, but you spend the rest of your life paying for it. - Baskins I feel like Zsa Zsa Gabor's sixth husband. I know what I'm supposed to do, but I don't know how to make it interesting. - Milton Berle, when called to the microphone at the 2nd Annual Comedians Hall of Fame Inductions Love: a temporary insanity often curable by marriage. - Ambrose Bierce The world has suffered more from the ravages of ill-advised marriages than from virginity. - Ambrose Bierce I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste. - David Bissonette Ah Mozart! He was happily mar ...
Sid Caesar, an appreciation: Making light of civility's fragility - Milton Berle, the man...
A MEMORY OF WORKING IN PUERTO RICO IN THE LATE 1960S. The El San Juan Hotel attracted Vegas-style headliners who appeared in the huge Club Tropicoro (designed to resemble the famed Tropicana Club of Havana). These included Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Milton Berle, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Mathis, Ray Bolger, Sophie Tucker, Eddie Fisher, Carol Channing, José Greco, The Supremes, Betty Grable, Paul Anka, Xavier Cougat, Maurice Chevalier, and Liza Minelli. One time, Jimmy Durante, the great comedian, was going to open at the next door Reform Immigration FOR Americana. I went there with a photographer, to snap some shots for the local press. Mr. Durante came down from his room and met me by poolside. I brought with me my little son David, around age 5 at the time, and Jimmy made a big fuss over him, then smiled and posed for the photos.
Maybe that is why many comedians,like George Burns,Milton Berle,Henny Youngman,Groucho Marx andGeorgie Jessel, lived to advanced ages.
On this day in 1959 - Kraft Music Hall with Milton Berle, last airs on NBC-TV.
Club Harlem... 32 North Kentucky was the center of night life in Atlantic City, a bar that was a showcase for African American talent in the city for more than 50 years. Club Harlem could sit 900 customers. Its front bar alone sat nearly 100, and the space boasted two bandstands on which alternating acts would perform for an always packed house. The summer months were the most exciting season . Headlining acts from Steel Pier or the 500 Club would finish their sets and head over to Club Harlem to play impromptu gigs. Frank Sinatra, Milton Berle, Duke Ellington, and Lenny Bruce all played unscheduled performances at Club Harlem. The acts at Club Harlem were hard to beat. Larry Steele’s Smart Affairs, Sepia Revue, and Beige Beauties featured “fabulous Club Harlem girls” performing dance numbers and show girl routines. Headlining acts included famous performers such as: Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, Cab Calloway, Sammy Davis Jr. and the rat pack , James Brown, Sam Cook . ...
If opportunity doesn't knock, make a door. - Milton Berle (thanks to my friend, John Evans)
Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Jack Benny, Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, George Burns, Red Skelton, Danny Thomas, Carol Burnett, Johnny Carson...these are some of the television icons I grew up watching on television when I was a kid. They were true superstars of the medium. Few if any TV stars of today measure up in comparison.
Milton Berle, James Earl Jones, Liz Taylor, Nathan Lane, and Mandy Patinkin have all performed on the stage we are about to rock tonight...
I think you're wrong. That was Milton Berle.
What's trending? Hmm, The Jem and the Holograms movie cast has been revealed. Be still my heart. Frontman Stephen Pearcy leaves Ratt. They are still around? Scratch that, they are still alive? What would Milton Berle say.
"Id rather be a could-be if I can-not be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. Id rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might-have-been has never been, but a has was once an are." -Milton Berle
"The company accountant is shy and retiring. He's shy a quarter of a million dollars. That's why he's retiring." - Milton Berle quotes from BrainyQuote.com
Your Mother... Always Puts Herself Last... A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. - Tenneva Jordan Has a Very Tough, Unrelenting Job... "The phrase "working mother" is redundant." - Jane Sellman "I'd like to be the ideal mother, but I'm too busy raising my kids."- Unknown A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car for ever after. - Peter De Vries Never Gets a Break... “(24/7) once you sign on to be a mother, that's the only shift they offer.” Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper Nor Gets Anything Done... “Thus far the mighty mystery of motherhood is this: How is it that doing it all feels like nothing is ever getting done.”― Rebecca Woolf And remember that behind every successful woman.is a basket of dirty laundry. Inspirational Quotes on Mothers Day by: Unknown Does Too Much Housework… Neurotics build castles in the air; psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them - Ri ...
Good Morning Family, Now Poppa is a game board developer. I am going to sell it to Milton Berle and buy an island.
Fun Fact of the Day...SNL Blacklist...Louise Lasser, star of soap opera parody "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" was the first performer banned from Saturday Night Live (1976) Lasser was said to be going through "personal problems" at the time and was often nearly incoherent throughout the broadcast. She refused to appear in any sketches unless she was in them alone, or if her only costar was Chevy Chase. She was married to Woody Allen for 4 years and now lives in New York. Other performers banned by Lorne Michaels include.Adrian Brody, Steven Seagal, Charles Grodin, Chevy Chase, Cypress Hill, Frank Zappa, Martin Lawrence, Robert Blake, Fear, Andy Kaufman, Milton Berle, The Replacements and.of course...Sinead O'Connor. Nothing compares to you... being so bad that you get banished from a show known for pushing the limits.
"When he appeared on talk shows in the 1990s and 2000s, Rooney almost invariably reminded audiences that he was the number one box office star of 1939, 1940 and 1941. "I was the number one star in the world, you hear me? The world!" He then regaled the host with tales from his Hollywood history. He also said he came up with the stage name "Marilyn Monroe" for blonde innocent Norma Jean Baker, and lost his virginity in a brothel where the tab was paid by show-biz pal Milton Berle. He claimed to have "discovered" Sammy Davis, Jr., and said he turned down the Archie Bunker role in All in the Family. He said that he became a born-again Christian in the early 1970s, when an angel appeared to him in a diner. And he fondly remembered being called "the best actor America ever produced" by Laurence Olivier. At some point, credulity snaps." ...NNDB on The Mickster
Mickey Rooney had eight wives. Milton Berle only had three wives. Maybe size doesn't matter.
With the passing of Mickey Rooney at the age of 93 yeaterday. it seemed appropriate to gather together some of his wonderful performances. So I created a Mickey Rooney Catalog, which includes a Feature Film Library with with twelve of his films (including three that were already on the site), a Mickey McGuire Library including eleven of the silent shorts he made from 1928 until 1934, and also a Mickey McGuire compilation film from 1945, the Mickey Rooney TV Show Library, which contains sixteen episodes and was already present on the site, and an Other Mickey Rooney TV Appearances Library with a game show appearance, two episodes of the Milton Berle Show and three TV Movies. The Mickey Rooney Catalog is accessable via the Funny Guys Catalog, and also in the Catalog of Stars.
Family 101: Yesterday was the 10 anniversary of my dad's passing so I do what I have done every year I worked. Got home & found out that Mickey Rooney passed away..I fell sorry for all those in Heaven, between Bob Hope, George Burns, Milton Berle, Lucy, Mickey & other great comedians that have passed on along with my dad asking them all to pull his finger I hope everyone's sides aren't aching from laughing so much. What makes me sad thou is that only one person said to me they were sorry my dad passed away & that was my grandma, come next month will be the 10th anniversary of her death. I am Praying that I have that day off, it is a nice sunny day & so I can take myself to the one place I have always enjoyed going with her.. The beach. I feel closer to God & my grandma whenever I go there. Lord how I miss those 2..
I am so happy to have been able to enjoy and educate my two girls as to this film...RIP...Jonathan Winters, Sid Caeser, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Buddy Hackett and now Mickey Rooney. We watch this film together every year.
A clip from the 1950s TV series "The Buick-Berle Show" with Milton Berle and Mickey Rooney joking about canned laughter. Hilarity ensues. Please excuse bad p...
"A thing of beauty is a job forever." - Milton Berle
RIP Mickey Rooney. 93 years old. Mickey starred (along with Milton Berle, Terry Thomas, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Spencer Tracy, Phil Silvers and and boat load of others) in my all time favorite movie, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. Thank you
Quote of the day "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door" by Milton Berle
If an opportunity doesn't knock at your place, then build a door. Milton Berle
Today in Elvis Presley History 1956 - Elvis Presley performed on "The Milton Berle Show." The show was broadcast live from the aircraft carrier USS Hancock. Elvis played the songs "Heartbreak Hotel," "Money, Honey," and "Blue Suede Shoes." 1960 - Elvis Presley went into a recording studio for the first time since leaving the U.S. Army. 1963 - The Elvis Presley movie "It Happened At The World's Fair" premiered in Los Angeles. 1965 - Elvis Presley's "Do the Clam" hit on the pop chart.
Did you know that Milton Berle spent 86 years entertaining people? AMAZING!!!
Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle www.drpenry.com
Elvis at a filming for the Milton Berle Show in Burbank, California on June 4th, 1956.
MARTHA RAYE Not everyone will remember Martha Raye...a great comedian in the days of great comedians. She was wonderful when teamed up with Milton Berle.not eveyone will remember him either. It was well recognized that Martha Raye endured less comfort and more danger than any other Vietnam entertainer. I did not know this. I bet you didn't know it either. Don't let the sun go down without reading this about Martha Raye. The most unforgivable oversight of TV is that her shows were not taped. I was unaware of her credentials or where she is buried. Somehow I just can't see Brittany Spears, Paris Hilton, or Jessica Simpson doing what this woman and the other USO women, including Ann Margaret & Joey Heatherton did for our troops in past wars. Most of the old time entertainers were made of a lot sterner stuff than today's crop of activist bland whiners. The following is from an Army Aviator who takes a trip down memory lane: "It was just before Thanksgiving '67 and we were ferrying dead and wounded from a lar ...
"Listen to your Uncle Miltie and go to bed." - Milton Berle, 1949
NBC NY STUDIOS, PART 5...FIFTH STUDIO, 6B (Part 1) "The History Of NBC New York Television Studios, 1935-1956" Note: Since there is too much text for a FB photo album, and too many pictures for a regular post, I'm having to break this 6B story in to several parts. Photo notes at the bottom of each page. With the conversion of Studios 8G, 3A and 3B, the summer of 1948 was quite a busy time for NBC's engineering department, but another large deadline loomed. Just in time for an important debut, Studio 6B completed it's conversion. On Tuesday night, June 8, 1948, NBC's 'Texaco Star Theater' debuted in Studio 6B with Milton Berle as it's host. With Berle at the helm, Texaco Star Theater was credited heavily with driving American television set sales heavily; the number of TV sets sold during Berle's run on the show was said to have grown from 500,000 his first year on the tube to over 30 million when the show ended in 1956. Here is a full episode from November of 1949. At the 1:30 mark, he enters the studio f ...
Hillside Memorial Park, is a fairly large cemetery in Culver City, CA. It serves those of Jewish faith, and is the final resting place of many notable celebrities; Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Michael Landon, Jan Murray, Lorne Green, Shelley Winters, David Janssen, among others. Pictured is the substantial Al Jolson memorial, complete with his marble sarcophagus (at the top) and adjacent waterfall, all built for the former actor, singer, and entertainer. It is easily visible to those traveling on the I-405 Freeway around Los Angeles.
I'm very thankful to fam and peeps like Joyce SongBird Rich, Kennie Bynum, Camille Michelle Pace, Dolores Sista Dee Barbee, Milton Berle Bennett, Booker Snow, Camea Franklin, Janine T. Jefferson, L.H, Yolanda Thompson, Zakiya Nakai, Zombie Goul, Ron Rutherford, Cyril Clarke Sr., Clarissa, Black Velvet, Pete Peterson, and Alfreida Powell. I thank y'all for coming through Mellow Music Productions and lend your wonderful talents. We as musicians and singers have to also be teachers and philosophers. As long as Mellow Music Productions is around, we shall work together for as long as JAH let us. One Love.- King Mellowman.
Joke plagiarist ---> Unless this is Milton Berle. Then apologies.
So one of things is not like others, do you know difference and would you tell? Milton Berle, Huey Louis, Roddy McDowell, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Carson,
Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle
Descendants of David-Horodok is excited to introduce a new monthly feature, the profile of a notable Horodoker. The inaugural post spotlights Ken LaZebnik to mark the publication of his new book, Hollywood Digs: An Archaeology of Shadows (Kelly's Cove Press/April 2014.) www.kellyscovepress.com Ken is a playwright, screen writer and veteran film and television producer. His work includes collaborations with Garrison Keillor on Robert Altman's last film, A Prairie Home Companion; many television dramas; and ten plays, two of which have won citations from The American Theater Critics Association. During his seven-year tenure on Touched By An Angel, he wrote over twenty episodes. He has written three PBS specials for their series, In Concert at the White House. Ken's plays have frequently premiered at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, directed by founder and artistic director Jack Reuler. Their most recent collaboration was On the Spectrum, which premiered in November 2011, received a Steinberg/American The ...
When I was a kid my Uncle Charlie ( mom' s brother) was a TV repairman. We used to see a lot of him back then. Milton Berle, Eddie Cantor , Jimmy Derante and Dinah Shore were regulate fare in those days. For kids it was Tom Teriffic, Willie Wonderful, Popeye and Howdy Doody.
1956 6 05 Milton Berle presents Elvis with a 'Billboard' double Triple Crown Award for his RCA Victor recording of 'Heartbreak Hotel'.
I'm so old I used to watch Milton Berle on The Daily Show
Lunchtime Trivia- He's called Mr. Television. Who is he? Ed Sullivan,. Walter Cronkite or Milton Berle?
JOHNNY PULEO and his Harmonica Gang w/ Milton Berle - Hollywood Palace 1965: via
let's just say she's a female Minnie Minoso/Milton Berle. Capisce?
Siskel & Ebert, Charlton Heston, Madeline Kahn, Milton Berle, Mel Gibson's career, and uh... Saddam Hussein, who goes to *** in an episode.
Milton Berle and David Steinberg perform a comedy sketch on *** Clark's Live Wednesday Show. Milton Berle is pantsed and has his face scribbled on with a bl...
Minnesota State employing the "Milton Berle Strategy" tonight. Some of you will know what that means.
Laughter is an instant vacation. ~Milton Berle- Loving Life includes a merry heart & laughter!
Watching the only movie ever to feature Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Mel Brooks, Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Madeline Kahn, and Orson wells. Any guesses?
This is for you OLD people. Born in the 40s to 60s: TAKES ABOUT 3 TO 4 MINUTES See how many you can get right. 1. When did ''Little Suzie'' finally wake up? (a) The movie's over, it's 2 o'clock (b) The movie's over, it's 3 o'clock (c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock 2. ''Rock Around The Clock'' was used in what movie? (a) Rebel Without A Cause (b) Blackboard Jungle (c) The Wild Ones 3. What's missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint? Earth _ (a) Angel (b) Mother (c) Worm 4. ''I found my thrill . . .'' where? (a) Kansas City (b) Heartbreak Hotel (c) Blueberry Hill 5. ''Please turn on your magic beam, _ _ bring me a dream,'': (a) Mr. Sandman (b) Earth Angel (c) Dream Lover 6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record? (a) Atlantic (b) RCA (c) Sun 7. He asked, ''Why's everybody always pickin' on me?'' Who was he? (a) Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (b) Charlie Brown (c) Buster Brown 8. In Bobby Darin's ''Mack The Knife,'' the one with the knife, was named: (a) Mac Heath (b) Mac Cloud (c) McNamara 9. Name the song w ...
Originally aired Dec 4, 1965. This program features: - Milton Berle and Liberace: "My Kind of Town" - Liberace: "More", "Alley Cat" and the theme from "Exodu...
That one time when i was obsessed with Milton Berle. Yeeaah...
Remember that time Milton Berle starred in a Ratt video?
ONE LINERS: "My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe." Jimmy Durante "I'm 83, and I feel like a 20 year-old, but unfortunately there's never one around," Milton Berle
Here's one for our men. "I'm growing old by myself. My wife hasn't had a birthday in years." - Milton Berle
My all-time favorite Jack Benny bit was when he took part in a roast of Milton Berle in the early 70's. His recurring line was about the Berle roast being "a memorable event." He kept riffing on this and had everyone in stitches. I would kill to see this again-has anyone seen it on YouTube or anyplace?
Very sad to hear of Sid Caesar passing. It struck me that our generation was able to watch Jackie Gleason, Milton Berle, Red Skelton, Ernie Kovacs, Jerry Lewis, Eddie Cantor, Steve Allen do brilliant work on TV. Very different styles, but comic geniuses all . Watching some of Sid's clips on youtube brings great memories
Baby Quotes To become a mother is one of life’s greatest blessings. It is a lifelong event that forever changes you. Becoming a mother changes your heart, your thoughts, and your actions. However, you may soon wish you had a few extra hands. As a mother, you find that they first tug on your sleeve and later on your heartstrings. To share in some of the joys of newborns, here are some popular baby quotes: A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase. ~Author Unknown Babies are always more trouble than you thought - and more wonderful. ~Charles Osgood Babies are such a nice way to start people. ~Don Herrold When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they're seeing angels. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994 It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into. ~Terri Guillemets A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. ~Carl Sandburg Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your hea ...
In 1993 I worked at Westbury Music fair as an usher. Sid Ceasar did a show with Milton Berle and Henny Youngman. I was lucky enough to escort the three of them to their dressing rooms. I got a 50 cent tip from Uncle Milte (which he later took back) and a small amount of comedy advice from Henny. Sid didn't say much, but even then I knew his work and his importance. Henny Youngman then died a couple weeks later on my birthday February 24th. Now they are all dead. I'm so lucky to have had that moment. Henny's comedy advice, "Just because people don't laugh, doesn't mean it wasn't funny."
Hm. Sid Caesar, 91; Bob Hope, 100; George Burns, 100; Henny Youngman, 91; Milton Berle, 93; Louis Nye, 92 - and those still with us: Betty White, 92; *** Van *** 88; Jerry Lewis, 87; Bob Newhart, 84. Do you suppose one secret to a long life is making people smile?
"All the world loves a lover --except people who are waiting to use the phone." ~ Milton Berle
In 1950, television comedy didn't exist. Sid Caesar helped invent it. He led a team of young soon-to-be comedy legends (Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Carl Reiner, Imogene Coca, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart) and they did a 90-minute live comedy show 25 years before Saturday Night Live. Without Sid Caesar, we'd have no *** Van *** Show, no Blazing Saddles, no Sleeper, no Seinfeld, no M*A*S*H, maybe not even Milton Berle, Lucille Ball, Steve Martin or Monty Python. He helped to shape comedy for a television medium like Steve Jobs helped put computers in our homes. He beat the bottle, beat pills, and died of old age in his bed. Salut!
Great loss in the entertainment world, Sid Caesar passed at 91. Inspired Mel Brooks and was great in its a mad mad mad Mad World w/Spencer Tracy, Jonathan Winter, Milton Berle, Ethel Mean, Buddy Hackett and many other legends. Great contributor.
Goodbye Sid Caesar. You were one heck of a funny cat! He and Milton Berle wrote the book on bringing comedy to TV. RIP Mr. Caesar.
I loved Sid Caesar, BUT let's put him into what his time also offered. Ernie Kovacs, Red Skelton, Milton Berle, Jack Benny, Burns & Allen or even George Goble? ? ? Come on...
"THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES' With the passing of Sid Caesar today, I believe he is the last of the great comics that we remember of the 5o's-60's. Milton Berle, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Red Skelton to name a few.
Sid Caesar was/is undoubtedly the "KING of COMEDY"!! Jack Benny, George Burns, Milton Berle and Ernie Kovacs were very, very, funny, but Sid was far out there!
Sid Caesar was my all time favorite of all the live TV performers. I love comedy and Sid Caesar was the absolute best. His work is not represented 100% by the kinescope skits that remain with Imogene Coca. I watched him live once a week with Howard Morris and Carl Riener and he was better than Ernie Kovacs, Jerry Lewis and Milton Berle, who were also live. No one was on the level of Sid Caesar. The heights of his insane comedy were never duplicated although performers like Benny Hill with the little old man, Jackie Wright, were influenced by him. They made that movie "My Favorite Year" about him and the week that Errol Flynn was a guest star and Mel Brooks was an intern but it doesn't capture the full insanity of the live show. I never met Sid Caesar but I think he looked like a nice man.
I had the opportunity to work with Sid Caesar on several projects with Milton Berle during my Friars Club days. Although they were supposed to have a legendary rivalry, both times when I called to ask him to come out for a Berle tribute event, his answer was "What time do you want me?"
When I was a kid, TV was my life. Those little black and white people had my undivided attention. Milton Berle and Red Skelton were a couple of favorites. But there was really only one for me. He taught me everything about comedy. He got it, and he shared it with us. If you don't know his work, please watch it on YouTube. Keep this genius alive! The king of comedy is dead. Sid Caesar, a pioneer of television who helped shaped the medium in its infancy, died yesterday at 91. The Emmy-winning comedian headlined the live weekly sketch series “Your Show of Shows” and “Caesar’s Hour” during the 1950s and inspired a generation of comics, including Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Neil Simon and Billy Crystal. He spoofed pop culture of the day in such parodies as “From Here to Obscurity” (“From Here to Eternity”) and “This is Your Story” (“This is Your Life”), riffed in phony foreign languages and amused millions in his skits with best sparring partner Imogene Coca. One of his most ...
Milton Berle on murder she wrote awesome!
I Love Sid Ceaser. Nobody meant as much to the foundation of television as an art form. Just look at the brilliant writers that created "Your Show of Shows". Milton Berle is often refered to as Mr. Television, but he only brought burlesque to the small screen. Two people brought the small screen to a higher level. One was Ernie Kovacs, who died too young. The other was Sid Caesar. If you watch the many skits from Johnny Carson you will see how Sid Ceaser made the Tonight Show what it became. I should include Steve Allen. Sid Ceasar was one of the greatest comedians of all time.
update. Milton Berle guest stars! That means he definitely showed Angela Lansbury his ***
Goodbye Sid Caesar. You've gone to that big stage in the sky. Totie Fields, Jonathan Winters, Dom DeLuise, Milton Berle, Nipsey Russell and George Burns can hardly wait to put their arms around you.
I usually don't go for the whole Westminster Dog Show, but for some reason this year I actually taped it and am watching it now. Oh crap, just saw what's trending, *** ! Shirley Temple yesterday and now Sid Caesar. Thank you both for all your many contributions to the industry and for all the smiles you put on people's faces over the years. Your work will live on...RIP.I hope Sky(Wire Fox Terrier) wins, he's the Best in Show for Terriers. UPDATE: You were right Johnathan Collins, I misspoke saying Milton Berle, who has already be dead for sometime now. I actually met Sid Caesar at a book sign I went to with a high school teacher (Nelson Pereira). Can't remember if I got an autograph (Not likely, I would definitely have kept that in a safe place), probably just a handshake.
one of the great comedians passed away. SId Ceaser along with imogine coca were the first on tv when it first came out. milton berle, Jack Benny were around in those days. i recall his many sketches and he loved to do German dialect stuff. rip
Every few months the topic of the “Crazy Country Club” comes up on at least one of the various “Brooklyn” discussion boards. The topic usually gets a lot of discussion and input. It seems a lot of people remember the place quite vividly. I went to the Club a couple of time and found it to be definitely out of the ordinary and unique. This piece attempts to capture my first visit and to show the “Crazy Country Club” as I remember it. It is part of my Nostalgia, Memories, and Thoughts of Brooklyn.. by Ken Thompson “A Rabbi, a priest and a midget with a parrot on his shoulder walk into a bar…” I heard it already. “I didn’t get even near the punch-line and already you can tell me you heard it?” “The punch line is `… and the angel says to the parrot `Okay cutie, take off the boa and I‘ll show you what I can do?’’” “Dennis, you just can’t tell jokes funny. Give it up.” Dennis was a nice guy but like a Spaldeen plucked from the sewer, the High-Bounce wasn’t there. I al ...
Just heard that the incredible funny man Sid Caesar has died. My dad showed me episodes of "Your Show Of Shows" which made me, even at a very young age, appreciate and love Sid Caesar too and he was a hero of sorts.. In '87 or '88 I was working Caesars (coincidentally) in Lake Tahoe with the also amazing Bruce Baum and somehow (if memory serves) Bruce got us into a private show in some secret show room where we stood in the back of the room against the wall and were treated to a roasting of Rodney Dangerfield with roasters including ... get this ... Milton Berle, Henny Youngman, Foster Brooks, and, of course, Sid Caesar. I was pretty much beside myself and bursting at the seems as each one of these legends did their thing and blew the roof off the joint. When it was his turn (and again if memory serves) Sid Caesar stood up, walked to the microphone, people already laughing in anticipation, and he proceeded to talk his total gibberish language complete with hand gestures and hilarious facials ... for his e ...
Another Icon has passed away today. This time it was Yonkers own Sid Caesar who was born in Yonkers in 1922. His Parents who were from Russia and Poland and spoke only Yiddish own a Coffee Shop in Yonkers on I think South Broadway. To my recollection Sid grew up on Hamilton Avenue and I'm almost certain he attended Hawthorne Jr. High School. He was right up there with Milton Berle and Jackie Gleason during their heyday of the 50's and 60's television. The World of Comedy Talent just got a little smaller today! Sid was 91 RIP!
Saddened, as a great friend, client, and former patient, Sid Caesar, has gone home to the Great comedy club. Working with the 3 amigos ( Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, and Danny Thomas) was one of the highlights of my career. Mr. Caesar, you made me laugh, and you will be missed. Please save a seat for me...
One of the greatest comic minds of all time, Sid Caesar, passed away today. Mr Caesar was instrumental in starting sitcoms on tv, along with so many others, like Milton Berle, Carl Reiner, Imogene Coca and the like. RIP, Sid as Your Show of Shows plays on the eternal stage known as Heaven.
Well we lost legend in comedy today with the passing of Sid Caesar. At 91 he joins a list of great comedians like Milton Berle, Don Rickles, Buddy Hackett, Jackie Gleason, Rodney Dangerfield and so many others that paved the way for the Guys like Dana Carvey, Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno. There aren't many left from that era.
I didn't accept the death of Steve Allen or Milton Berle, so I won't be accepting the death of anyone else. Dammit.
Sid Caeser was one of my most favorite entertainers he produced such a rich history of material with his comedic talent.Of course "Your show of Shows"and all the other early television that was performed live.but one of his more memorable and obscure bits for me was when he pretended to be a slot machine in Las Vegas that would not pay out and by the end of the skit he was transformed into a bathroom towel machine.I used to study him and perform some of his routines for my mom to entertain her when I was a kid.He had a routine where he would speak in other languages like I Italian and German. Of course it was gibberish but hysterical and brilliant. He often made those who had to perform with him,great talents in their own right ,loose it, while he stayed in character.His performances will be studied but never duplicated.Another author from "The Great Generation" of artists that included the likes of Jack Benny,Imogene Coca,Carl Reiner,Mel Brooks , Milton Berle,Lucille Ball,Tim Conway,Jonathan Winters,Morr ...
"I'm burlier than Burl Ives, Milton Berle, and Burl Ward put together!" "Don't you mean Burt Ward?" (burls over doubting Thomas)
Early TV star Milton Berle hosted SNL in April 1979. He was banished from the show after chronically overacting, mugging for the camera, and upstaging the other cast members. He also improvised some of his older comedy bits and sang a dreary rendition of "September Song." Perfectionist Lorne Michaels banned the show's rebroadcast until 2003 because he thought the episode discredited the show. LOL
For the younglings out there who think Lucy is a fossil, you just don't have a grasp of what real comedy is. It isn't about how many curse words you can fit into a sentence. It's not bathroom "potty" humor. It's not even about the jokes made about current events. Lucy made us laugh without any of that. No foul language, no sex jokes, just plain basic comedy. If you don't believe me.look who flocked to her show: Charles Boyer, Red Skelton, Tallulah Bankhead, Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme, Ida Lupino, Elsa Lanchester, Orson Welles, Van Johnson, Milton Berle, and even the Duke, John Wayne!
Interesting tidbit... In an interview Carl Reiner said Alan Brady was not based on Sid Caesar. He was based on primarily on Jackie Gleason and how he treated his writing staff. Reiner saidd there was also some Milton Berle and Phil Silvers mixed into the character.
From Paula Stewart's Comic Giants Series: Tribute to Milton Berle. Don Rickles Eulogy is Hilarius, irreverent and just what you'd expect from this exclusive,...
Laughter is an instant vacation. ~Milton Berle. Laugh until it hurts...and then...laugh some more! It's good for...
The most obnoxious celebrities ?? Milton Berle, by far.. He was in F/C and stood and started his jokes on other passengers.. Not funny !! I went to the cockpit and asked the crew to turn the seat belt sign on..:) Marlo Thomas ?? She was a bad girl with her then boyfriend !! So cute but lets just say she looked rather messed upon leaving !! They made out the whole flight !! Heavily !! Next ??
It has been said that imitation is the highest form of flattery; and never more so then in Show Business. Cary Grant once said that his suave; urbane persona was based on Jack Buchanan; Noel Coward and Rex Harrison; Johnny Carson was said to have modeled his comic persona after his idol; Jack Benny ; Harry Ritz was an influence on the likes of Milton Berle and Jerry Lewis . You might say its a matter of one passing the baton to the next generation; food for thought indeed.
I will be performing at EDEN ROC Hotel in Miami Next week, In the Mona Lisa Room. In The Bobby Mayo Jr. Show, Performing a Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Love to hear ALL your support & good wishes for My Show. My Mom Micki Marlo also worked there ! The Hotel was featured in several episodes of I LOVE LUCY. Eden Roc Miami Beach was Lapidus' most lavish design, attracting a steady stream of celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Lena Horne, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ann Margret and Milton Berle, Georgia Gibbs, Johnnie Ray, Roberta Sherwood and Nat King Cole. after the property’s owner at the time, Harry Mufson, this became the hottest nightclub in town offering an informal setting where elites such as Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Durante, Groucho Marx, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Gleason, Esther Williams, Liberace, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Ernest Hemingway. For decades, the mere mention of their names conjured up a sense of Hollywood glamour, a celebrity playground ...
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