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Milton Berle

Milton Berle (born Milton Berlinger, July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was an American comedian and actor.

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"A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours." . Milton Berle
"The problem with life is, by the time you can read women like a book, your library card has expired ". Milton Berle
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.
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? ~ Milton Berle Point! :)
Those fabulous Jewish Comedians You may remember the old Jewish Catskill comics of vaudeville days: Shecky Greene, Red Buttons, Totie Fields, Joey Bishop, Milton Berle, Jan Murray, Danny Kaye, Henny Youngman, Buddy Hackett, Sid Caesar, Groucho Marx, Jackie Mason, Victor Borge, Woody Allen, Joan Rivers, Lenny Bruce, George Burns, Allan Sherman, Jerry Lewis, Peter Sellers, Carl Reiner, Shelley Berman, Gene Wilder, George Jessel, Alan King, Mel Brooks, Phil Silvers, Jack Carter, Rodney Dangerfield, Don Rickles, Jack Benny, Mansel Rubenstein and so many others. And there was not one single swear word in their comedy. Here are a few examples: * 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 ever finds out, she'll kill me! * What are three words a woman never wants to hear when she's making love? "Honey, I'm home!" * Someone stole all my credit cards but I won't be reporting it. The thief spends less than my wife ...
Mickey Rooney, Sid Caesar, Milton Berle,Jonathan Winters, Phil Silvers," It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" One of the great comedys of all time!!! They are all gone. Also Ernie Kovacs. One of my top "10"movies of all time!!
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..
MONDAY MOVIE MATINEE ~ IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, Mad World Today at 1:00 PM Join us for a free showing of Oscar winner IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, Mad World, starring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caeser, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney...you get the picture! Popcorn will be provided! All are welcome and no registration is required.
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
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. - MILTON BERLE Interpretation: Don’t wait for things to come to you; take your fate into your own hands.
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!!!
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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 ...
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 ...
“I’d rather be a ‘could be’ if I cannot be an ‘are’ because a ‘could be’ is a ‘maybe’ who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a ‘has been’ than a ‘might have been’ by far; For a ‘might have been’ has never been , but a has been was once an ‘are.’” – Milton Berle
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'.
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Photo: Elvis Presley rehearses for the Milton Berle Show - June 5th, 1956
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.
Love and Marriage In 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 m ...
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...
love Sid Caesar! Buddy Hackett and Milton Berle too! Jonathan Winters baby!
That one time when i was obsessed with Milton Berle. Yeeaah...
Quote of the Day Create each day anew. Morihei Ueshiba Love Quote of the Day The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband. Honore de Balzac Art Quote of the Day The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke. Jerzy Kosinski Nature Quote of the Day It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest. Orison Swett Marden Funny Quote of the Day You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think. Milton Berle
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
I'm moving past Valentine's Day posts now...(I know, it's only 8:20 am) It's Friday and this work week has been full of events. Some more exciting than others. I was reminded of a quote that I love and want to share. It's my Friday gift (or Valentines Day gift) to you: "If opportunity does not knock, build a door" --Milton Berle Have a great weekend, friends!!
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...
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Milton Berle said in an interview (in the bonus features on the It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World DVD), "When Sid Ceasar was born, there was a star in the East, and that star was me."
"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!
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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.
It's rough to go through life with your contents looking as if they settled during shipping. - Milton Berle
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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 ...
I am scared to google Milton Berle after last night's hashtags.
There's just nothing creepier than having liberal lunatics obsessed with getting a look at your meat and two veg. I feel like Milton Berle.
my doctor told me dat jogging could add years 2 my life, I think he was right, I feel ten years older already milton berle
"Poverty is not a disgrace, but it's terribly inconvenient." ~Milton Berle .
A 1950s TV clip of Milton Berle singing a novelty song about marriage, following by the Texaco Man singing a funny spoof of their theme with lyrics about mar...
George Carlin received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in January 1987. It's located at the corner of Vine and Selma Streets between Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards. Milton Berle presided over the ceremony. George requested that the star be placed in front of the KDAY studios, where in the early 1960s him and Jack Burns got their West Coast break as a morning radio team.
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Happy Friday from 'If opportunity does not knock build a door'. ~Milton Berle Go out and create one!
The original Madea... well, sorta... right behind... Dustin Hoffman, Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, Flip Wilson & Milton Berle to name a few. How many can you name? And the Tv show or Film?
Whenever You Try To Make Something *** PROOF.They Will Just Make Better *** You can lead a Man to Congress, but you can't make him Think Milton Berle
Thought for today:I just filled out my income tax forms. Who says you can't get killed by a blank? Milton Berle
Which of these bands had Milton Berle appear in one of their videos? A) RATT B) KIX C) Iron Maiden D) Alice Cooper
If the chance does not knock, build a door. By Milton Berle.
Daily Inspiration: I apologize for this being so late. My internet service got knocked out from the bad weather. It was actually 4 degrees this morning. That has to be a record for NC. Anyway. It seems we missed breakfast. So for lunch, let's try some food for though. "If opportunity does knock, build a door!" - Milton Berle Did you ever stop to think that the reason we may miss a lot of opportunities is because we put up so many walls? It's a fear thing. Don't get me wrong, they are necessary, but... if they keep going, eventually we will build ourselves into a corner with nowhere to go. Stay strong. Stay Positive. Stay motivated. Have a great day! ;)
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Alec Baldwin says they patted down his infant at an airport. Reminds me of the story about Milton Berle in the steam room.
Here is my prized original LP of "Mad World" featuring - on both the front and the back - the autographs of Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Buddy Hackett, Edie Adams, Don Knotts, Stan Freberg, Barrie Chase, Carl Reiner (thanks to Jeff Heise), Norman Fell, Jesse White, Mike Mazurka, Peter Falk, Marvin Kaplan (thanks to Earl Kress, who took this album with him to New York when he interviewed Marvin for a Hanna Barbera DVD bonus material session) and Stanley Kramer. I'd love to Sid Caesar and Jerry Lewis on here, too!!
Watching "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and mentally recasting for today. So far I have Jim Gaffigan for Jonathan Winters, Ty Burrell for Milton Berle, Carol Burnett for Ethel Merman, Steve Carell for Sid Caesar, Paul Rudd for Mickey Rooney, Zach Galifianakis for Buddy Hackett, Joe Pesci for Jimmy Durante, and John Lithgow for Spencer Tracy. Oh, and Larry David for Phil Silvers and Hugh Laurie for Terry Thomas.
Now on: The Bold Ones. 70s TV stars David Hartman and Mariette Hartley. And Milton Berle as a shrink.
Longevity, secret sauce? I'm not going anywhere near that one Travis /s/ Tommy Lee, Milton Berle, Greg Oden, Tiajuana donkeys
Many more Broadway & Hollywood greats on the Actors' Temple Wall of Fame: Here are (read their birth names in the pics) Bert "Cowardly Lion" Lahr and Harpo Marx. Come to the shul to see Sophie Tucker, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons, Milton Berle, The Three Stooges, The Ritz Brothers, and Eddie Cantor too - among others! We'll play music, they'll be our muses too.
Elvis making his first appearances on the Milton Berle Show on April 3, 1956. Performing on the deck of the USS Hancock in San Diego. Cheered from an audienc...
What a classic clip! Check out Elvis Presley performing his massive hit 'Heartbreak Hotel' live on the Milton Berle Show back in 1956!
Below is a quiz based on information from The Elvis Encyclopedia designed to test your basic knowledge about Elvis and his lifeAnswer the following by choosing either a, b, c, or d: 1. What did Elvis pay for Circle G Ranch? a. $36,000 b. $437,000 c. $1,000,000 d. 128,000 2. What was Elvis’s job before cutting his first record in 1955? a. delivery truck driver for Crown Electric b. worked in a sewing factory with his mother c. a line cook at the local diner d. he cut lawns for the local neighbors 3. What was Elvis’s first appearance on national television and when? a. “Louisiana Hayride” on KWKH March 5, 1955 b. “The Roy Orbison Show” on KOSA May 31, 1955 c. “Stage Show” on CBS January 28, 1956 d. “Milton Berle Show” April 1956 4. Between which two celebrities is Elvis’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? a. Gary Cooper and Milton Berle b. Jack Lemmon and Ronald Regan c. Fred Astaire and Ingrid Bergman d. Ray Charles and Vivian Leigh 5. How many of the following women did Elvis marry ...
Milton Berle 02 The company accountant is shy and retiring. He's shy a quarter of a million dollars. That's why he's retiring.
"If opportunity doesn't knock, BUILD A DOOR!" ~ Milton Berle - How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless? (James 2:20 NLT)
This is one of the kind of good guys like Red Skelton, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Carol Burnet, or Lucille Ball that could make us laugh our socks off without making me feel like I needed to go take a shower when they finished their Routine.
Hunkered down. Only comfort I have is that "On Demand" has 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World' on. There wasn't a funnier performance ever captured on film than that of Ethel Merman playing Milton Berle's horrific mother-in-law.
Adam West as Batman on Hollywood Palace with Martha Raye and Milton Berle
Interesting thought. Bob Hope's former home in Toluca Lake CA is for sale for $27.5M. Part of the selling points are the "countless legends he entertained there - Milton Berle, Johnny Carson, George Burns, Katherine Hepburn", etc. Oh, and President Nixon once landed Marine One on the lawn. Personally I'm impressed - but I think it's because my parents would have been impressed. Thinking ahead - would someone buy a home 20 years from now just because Star X and Star Y of our times had been there? Granted - I recently ate at an awesome restaurant based partly on the fact that it had been mentioned in Steve Jobs bio. Is tech the valuable star-power of the future??? Or perhaps "most Pinned home of 2013" on Pinterest???
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My contribution in this comparison game involves cross-dressers: Milton Berle or Flip Wilson?
My sister reminds me we haven't had 3 celebrity deaths in one day since Billy Wilder / Milton Berle / Dudley Moore in 2002.
Well I've gone and done it! Booked a flight for my first ever visit to the Big Apple! I fly out on 28 December taking in New Year and flying back 3 January. Obviously I'm planning to cram in as much sightseeing as possible and Maire Martello and her husband John are kindly organising a table at The Friars Club, esteemed establishment who's regulars included Phil Silvers, Milton Berle, Red Buttons and many more... If any of my NY based Phil Silvers friends want to meet up let me know so I can plan my itinerary... and any advice for a lone Englishman in NY on New Years Eve would be most welcome... :)
I just had to leave this on the One Million Mom's page. Go there and troll away, please. They want us to protest Macys. The interesting thing here is that a bunch of you grew up with parents who watched Milton Berle. Some of you loved the Flip Wilson Show as kids, and I bet a good number of you will be heading out to see Tyler Perry as Madea this very month. The act was hardly a presentation of something truly disturbing like Uba, the 6'8" fire eating drag queen of NYC's club scene during the disco era. This,folks, is just legalism writ large on your part from beginning to end. The reality is that Kinky Boots is a true "rags to riches" story, and if you would let yourself rise above your legalism, you'd be able to appreciate it on that level. I'm a very conservative Christian - this is my theology: The Baptist Confession of Faith 1689: Or the Second London Confession with Scripture Proofs and even I know that, in a secular parade, and it is apparent that what you've done is read an entire gambit of mate . ...
Not saying is a butt cowboy but his last female date had an Adams Apple like Abe Vigoda and was hung like Milton Berle
Another nothing-fails-like-success story . . . In his autobiography (with Bill Davidson, Crown Publishers), Sid Caesar tells the story of his debut tv show in 1949 called “The Admiral Broadway Revue.” He played a clown on the show, and it was drawing nearly as many viewers as tv’s reigning superstar, Milton Berle. The company that sponsored the show, an electronics manufacturer, abruptly canceled the show after 19 weeks. The reason? The company couldn’t handle the strain of success. “The Admiral Broadway Revue” had such a following that consumers were lining up to buy 10,000 Admiral sets a week instead of the 500/week before the show began. Admiral needed cash to retool its factories, but until then couldn’t meet the demand. It faced a Catch 22. So it killed the goose that laid the golden egg.
BOB'S QUOTE OF THE DAY: after I told him what Kristy Hickson and I said below: "There are 2 types of Jews when it comes to looks Judy. There is Category I: "The Brad Ausmus" and Category II: "The Bob". He then proceeds to name and categorize people "Robert Downey Jr is an 'Ausmus' wherein Adrien Brody is a 'Bob'. Then you have your Harrison Ford Ausmus" (Judy makes game show buzzer sound) Judy: "Harrison Ford is only 25% You can't claim him." Bob: "Fine. We've got Joseph Gordon-Levitt.He's an Ausmus Jew." Judy: "I think he is adorable but some would debate that and put him down as a Bob." Bob: "But he's tall so if you're on the bubble with him his height tips him to Ausmus. And what about Fracnco? We've got James Franco." "Crap. He's a tricky one because he is Jewish with an Italian last name. Now, I am going to kill you on this game right now. You can claim Milton Berle, Rob Reiner, Howie Mandel and Mel Brooks." Bob: "Let's move on Judy. Let's talk about you sturdy German Women." "Way to deflect Bob."
MORE THOUGHTS, QUOTES & FUNNIES ... for a Monday: I have the world's oldest globe. It's flat (Buzz Nutley) I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual way, by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could (George Bernard Shaw) Patriotism is the conviction that your country is superior to all others because you were born in it (George Bernard Shaw) Sometimes I wonder if I am patriotic enough. Sure, I want to kill people ... but on both sides (Jack Handey) Ask not what you can do for your country ... for they are liable to tell you (Mark Steinbeck) You can't be a real country unless you have a beer & an airline. It helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons. But at the very least, you need a beer (Frank Zappa) -What state do you live in? -Denial. (Anon) Where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year? (Christina Aguilera) My hometown is so dull that the drugstore sells picture postcards of other towns (Milton Berle) I hate small towns - because once you've seen . ...
...Saw Billy Crystal's "700 Sundays" last night. An amazing performance. A fascinating combination of remembrances and nostalgia with which most baby boomers can identify, combined with the singularly awesome aspects of his life and his family associations (in the world of New York jazz). All of this wrapped up and delivered with Crystal's incredible comedic skill, which last night seemed to bear traces of Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Milton Berle, Jerry Lewis, Woody Allen, Shelley Berman, and many others whom I can't recall at the moment. As demonstrated in this show, his two greatest loves outside of his family are comedy and jazz (and the people who make both). How could I not love this show?
Fun Fact for the Day, Tues., Oct. 1 -- "Vaudeville" (Day 6): Even serious thespians such as Sarah Bernhardt and Maurice Barrymore (great grandfather of Drew Barrymore) performed short plays in vaudeville theaters, as did Maurice's daughter, Ethel. But the comedy acts were always the biggest draws, and numerous stars paid their dues on the vaudeville circuit. Some of the most notable: Charlie Chaplin, Ed Wynn, the Marx Brothers, Danny Kaye, Jimmy Durante, Jack Benny, and Milton Berle. George Burns did, too. In fact, George went through many partners, including a singing seal, before finding Gracie Allen. But it didn't matter if you were one of the star attractions -- you still had to endure the same boardinghouse beds and food as everyone else when you were on the road. It was often said that, in some places, the bedbugs ate better than the vaudevillians. And as George Burns once (or probably more than once) said, "The only thing worse than working in vaudeville is not working in vaudeville."
Milton Berle, Alan Hale, AND Jill St. John?! It doesn't get much better than that, does it, The Love Boat?
On a lighter side. Saw antique roadshow yesterday. They had signed autograph pictures of big stars of past being appraised for big bucks. Made me ill. I had at 50 (down to only a few) signed by the biggest stars you can imagine Marlene , Gloria Swanson, Cash, Sonny/Cher, people I worked with who added nice little comments about me and first wife. Most totally destroyed by my three children when they were very young. Gloria Swanson has a big black marker X across her face, Cash has a mustache and beard drawn on. Down to Woody Allen , Milton Berle ,Jim Nabors , Eddie Arnold, not worth much yet.
Lol how do you explain to an 11yr old and a 9 ur old who Milton Berle and Jonathan Winters, and Mickey Rooney are??? Lol
There are few movies that I could watch over and over again. One such movie is, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World". With such stars as Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Buddy Hackett, Jonathan Winters, Spencer Tracy, Ethel Merman (and the list goes on), this film was considered one of the first of the "chase" genres. And though I have the DVD and have seen it numerous times, I'm excited about seeing it tonight on the big screen for the very first time.
�It�s amazing how fast later comes when you buy now!� � Milton Berle
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The chief cause of problems is solutions. -Milton Berle
Milton Berle. - what a comedian. They dont make em' like they used to.
Remember when would pair people like & Milton Berle, Martha Stewart & Busts Rhymes, and/or Richard Hatch & Chyna to present?
What do Bob Hope, Richard Pryor, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning, , Milton Berle & many others have in common?
Heck yeah! PS- My grandfather used to be a hunting guide for Robert Mitchum & Milton Berle to name just 2.
Starting to think that Minnie Pearl might actually be more like Milton Berle.
"If evolution really works, how come mothers only hv 2 hands?" ツ -Milton Berle-
A treasure chest! Tracy &Hepburn, Peck, Milton Berle and so on.And the music in these old movies...*joyful sigh*
Or as Milton Berle, whose show ran opposite Sheen's, used to affectionately call him, "Uncle Fultie."
"Laughter is an instant vacation." Milton Berle. Do you try to laugh at least once a day? How do you help...
Don't have the heart to tell him he's dead. Along with Johnny Cash and Milton Berle.
Milton Berle was born on this day in 1908 and you can see his guest appearance on The Jack Benny Program tonight...
How to Attract More Success by Laura Burkey Think and Grow Rich author Napoleon Hill said, "Your big opportunity may be right where you are now." And comedian Milton Berle stated, "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door". And some brilliant 'Unknown Author" uttered, "Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending". "Opportunity doesn't just come to anyone at anytime ya know?" Right, that one is mine. Was mine. My amazingly optimistic and inspiring quote for far too long (and dull) a period in my life. Yes, I used to think Opportunity was something that already existed and I would either be lucky to 'get a hold of it' or unlucky to have it 'pass me by'. I also used to think that other (more important and bigger) people had the 'special privilege card' to create any opportunity they wanted while poor little me only got to hope and wait for it to present itself (and choose me). And, if opportunity ever did present itself to me, then I would surely have to jump through some tailor-made-for-failure ...
REVIEW FROM THE PEW By Rabbi Jerry Ram Cutler While in New York, I went to see “My Name Is Asher Lev,” based on the Chaim Potok novel, at the Westside 43rd Street Theatre. Downstairs was a production of “Old Jews Telling Jokes.” “Asher Lev” is about a Chassidic family’s young son, a highly gifted artist whose eclectic artistic talents come into conflict with his strict ultra-Orthodox upbringing. Downstairs, old Jews are telling jokes. There is an inescapable dichotomy between the two plays that is not lost on me. I grew up in a strict Orthodox home, the second son of a highly respected, scholarly rabbi. My head was not steeped in the sacred words of my people’s ancient sages, but rather to the words of other Jewish sages in the karma of Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks, Red Buttons, Jack Carter, Milton Berle, Jerry Lewis, Jan Murray, Shelly Berman, Carl Reiner, Buddy Hackett… I desperately wanted to follow in their famous, funny footsteps…it was my fantasy. So, I became a Catskills comic without ...
WORKING IN PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR A HOTEL IN PUERTO RICO IN THE 1960s. Mr. Louis Puro would be lying almost naked beneath a towel in a steam room, and Mike Segarra and I would enter, fully dressed, to report to him. He was a nice man, and spoke with a lisp. I was told at the time that Mr. Puro had made money earlier in New York City with a product called Puro-fied Pillows, but never confirmed it. The El San Juan 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 Americana. I went there with a photographer, to snap some shots for the local press. Mr. Durante came down from his room ...
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PREVIEW: Tonight, Johnny Galecki recalls the time he almost got seduced by Milton Berle. Watch:
Some of the TV shows I watched when I was young. Miss the live TV. Beanie and Cecil. Howdy Doody Time, Burns and Allen, George Gobel Show, Jack Benny, Ed Sullivan, Wednesday Night Fights, Milton Berle, the funniest Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, and I love Lucy. As Archie would say those were the days. Miss them
It's interesting how there were so many, in the music industry, literature industry, & the film industry, that were Jewish; especially back in the 1930's through the 1960's. The list of entertainers, writers, directors, film studio owners, etc. etc. is very long. Example: Big band leaders, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Gene Krupa, etc. etc. were all Jewish. Actor's : Edward G. Robinson, The Marx Brothers, Eddie Cantor, Danny Kaye, Kirk Douglas, Mae West, Hedy Lamarr, Red Buttons, John Garfield, Paulette Goddard, Milton Berle, Peter Lorre, Mel Blanc, Ed Wynn etc. etc. . were Jewish. Writers, Arthur Miller, J.D. Salinger, etc. etc. were also Jewish. Even Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and Spock (Leonard Nimoy) were both Jewish. The list is LONG, in fact, almost all the big names of any entertainment field, were Jewish. Google search the topic. Just a thought and one man's opinion, but as talented and revered as many of these great entertainers were and still are today, (I myself, admire a great m ...
On This Day: June 8 By The Associated Press 1968 authorities announced the capture in London of James Earl Ray, the suspected assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. 1995 U.S. Marines rescued Capt. Scott O'Grady, whose F16-C fighter jet had been shot down by Bosnian Serbs on June 2. 632 The Prophet Mohammed died in Medina. 1845 Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tenn., at age 78. 1861 Tennessee seceded from the Union. 1864 Abraham Lincoln was nominated for a second term as president at the Republican Party convention in Baltimore. 1867 Frank Lloyd Wright, the famed American architect, was born. 1915 Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned in a disagreement over U.S. handling of the sinking of the Lusitania. 1948 The "Texaco Star Theater" made its debut on NBC-TV with Milton Berle as guest host. 1953 The Supreme Court ruled that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks. 1969 The New York Yankees retired Mi ...
"I wipe the pipe, I pump the gas, I rub the hub, I scrub the glass I touch the clutch, I mop the top, I poke the choke, I sell the pop I clear the gear, I bop the knock I jack the back, I set the clock So join the ranks of those who know And fill your tanks with Texaco!" The Texaco Star Theater with Milton Berle debuted tonight in 1948. The end of the Golden Age of Radio had begun.
Some FB friends who knew me PRE-FB, were aware of my extensive encounters with some of the cream of the crop entertainers known and unknown on the path to celebrity, as in my late teens I produced an entertainment oriented radio show in the Akron/Cleveland, Ohio area. Which led me to 'scratching and clawing my way to the middle of my fame status. Of which I feel truly blessed. A small list among some known greats I had the opportunity to meet and/or work with include: Bob Hope,Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle, Isaac Hayes,Dionne Warwick,Jay Leno,Mabel King and much more!(Well,I've been in entertainment one way or another 40+ years!) Which has led to the encouragement to write an occasional blurb,of my various meets. I was told many will find the mentions of interest. (Who knows? It maybe worthy of assembling a book eventually? So here's a quick drop I will title- HOW I SAVED Bob Hope FROM A POTENTIALLY SERIOUS ACCIDENT! Among my early odd jobs I had to make ends meet after arriving to Hollywood, was a job as a . ...
In 1942, Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra recorded Irving Berlin's "I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen." It peaked at on the record chart three months later.   In 1954, Billboard magazine reported that, as of July, major record labels would supply radio stations with 45-RPM singles rather than 78-RPM singles.   In 1956, on the last telecast of Milton Berle's "Texaco Star Theater," Elvis Presley performed his new song "Hound Dog" and "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You." Elvis' hip-swinging dancing to "Hound Dog" shocked the nation, leading the press to describe it as being "like the mating dance of an aborigine" and that Presley obviously had "no future in the music business."     Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-A-Lula" was released in 1956.  The song was successful on three American singles charts: it peaked at on the US Billboard pop music chart, on the R&B chart and also made the top ten on the C&W Best Seller chart peaking at In the UK, it peaked at in August 1956. In April 1957, the record ...
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On June 5, 1956, Milton Berle brought back to his television show young singer Elvis Presley and his band for a second appearance. They played a hot rock and roll arrangement of a rhythm and blues song written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller called "Hound Dog", first recorded in 1952 by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton. The performance (and Elvis' scandalous gyrations) caused quite a stir. Elvis performed Hound Dog again on the Steve Allen show on July 1, this time singing to a top-hat wearing basset hound. The next morning the band recorded the song at RCA's New York City studio. Scotty Moore played lead guitar with Bill Black on bass and D. J. Fontana on drums. Although Steve Sholes is given credit as producer, Elvis produced the song personally, recording 31 takes before he was satisfied with the result.
In the QCTimes on Wednesday, in the Astrology section a 9 year old kid asked what he had to do to be a Comic!.(Why ask an Astrologist...beats me) Who ever does the column, I tried to find the answer but at this point I have had no luck, told the kid that 'pain' was what was needed to be funny! I don't agree and don't feel it is necessary to be funny. I think a better response to a 9 year old kid, whose mom doesn't find him funny, would have been better served if the kid was told to watch all the old comics on video...like Red Skelton, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Jerry Lewis, Laurel and Hardy, Stooges, and on and on...until he finds what he likes and what he might like to do. Jerry Seinfeld's comedy doesn't come from pain. Then I would recommend things to be read. No author has been able to create a Definitive definition of comedy or laughter, but there are wonderful attempts and from each, you will find information that will expand your knowledge of what comedy can be. My first recommendation is L ...
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Today's Quote: "Laughter is an instant vacation." Milton Berle (But a sunny beach sounds nice, too, especially on this rainy day!)
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Experience is what you have after you've forgotten her name. - Milton Berle
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Marlon Brando or Milton Berle or even Jack Benny or even Sammy Davis Jr. or even Redd Foxx
i hate it when comedians become political. Milton Berle never did that...nor did Jack Benny.
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Milton Berle never got an action franchise!
Prez just said …"will protect US with `all necessary steps'". Let's mark this as the potential Milton Berle moment w/N Korea.
“If evolution is a fact, why do mothers only have two hands?” - Milton Berle
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If opportunity doesn't know, build a door. Milton Berle. From Neuroscience of Creativity talk today at DCLIG
We owe a lot to Thomas Edison - if it wasn't for him, we'd be watching television by candlelight. - Milton Berle
So what if I do drag for comedy? Comic geniuses have dressed as women for years: Milton Berle, Jack Lemon, Bea Arthur, Delta Burke...
one of the sisters brought over "It's a mad, Mad World"; wow, what a cast! Spencer Tracy, Ethel Merman, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney...
Photo: Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood at the Milton Berle opening in Los Angeles’ Coconut Grove, March 7,...
In the 80's I had the best Ford Pinto material in the business. I just updated Milton Berle's Edsel chunk.
Milton Berle and Richard Pryor go at it on The Mike Douglas Show
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This episode of Murder She Wrote has Milton Berle, Vivian Blaine & Lorna Luft. No big.
Reading the autobio "Milton Berle"...he tells of the time he inspected comedian Jan Murray's crotch for crabs. He had them. LOL
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have you guys ever heard my Milton Berle and Oprah story?
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"a committee is a group that keeps minutes and looses hours - Milton Berle"
Whoops. Sorry. Its late Hopefully it's lifted in that case. He was in that illustrious group with Milton Berle and Charles Grodin.
Is evolution is fact, why do mothers only have 2 hands? - milton berle
This week on Celebrity Dong: Jon Hamm Exposes the truth about Milton Berle
What do the following have in common?: Johnny Carson, Steve Allen, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, Milton Berle, Soupy Sales?
probably that time Milton Berle was caught on camera having sex with Howdy Doody, or was it Red Skelton? 1958ish
"Remember when "old school comedians" meant Phil Silvers, Milton Berle, Jack Benny George Burns and guys like that? Now, it's us." S. Martin
"There was a time... when people didn't go out of their house on Tuesday night at eight o'clock because Milton Berle was on." -Ed McMahon Thankfully you now have Acoustic Open Mic Night to keep you entertained. Join us tonight at 7. There will be beer.
FANTASTIC MOVIE - watch it somehow, someway! dozens of actors with nothing but jokes and fun It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World TCMHD Sun, 3/03, 12:00 PM 2 hrs 45 min 1963, Comedy, Action, Classic, Adventure, Crime When a retired bank robber runs his car off the road five people stop to help him and with his last breath he reveals a clue about the hiding place of his stolen fortune, setting off a race among the rescuers to decode the clue and get there first. Credits: Spencer Tracy (Actor), Milton Berle (Actor), Sid Caesar (Actor), Buddy Hackett (Actor), Ethel Merman (Actor), Mickey Rooney (Actor) and many more
Movie "ENTER LAUGHING" -- Milton Berle, Joey Bishop, many more. Suggested GG twice now.
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Idle thoughts at 3 AM (ante meridiem).well well...March is here and the much ballyhooed budget cuts are suppose to start today...hmmm.lets correct that..it's not a cut BUT a cut in the increase of federal spending...As memory serves the folks in my county passed a roll back on county taxes a few years ago...and oh my..the draconian forecast by the county officials...tesk tesk...yup..there were a few cuts, but no they didn't close the courthouse...or stop fixing roads, etc. and the sun actually came up the next morning..funny how life goes on huh? does anyone..ANYONE.actually know who wrote the healthcare bill?..I mean know by name or even agency? I've never been able to find out...I guess the reason I weigh more now than in high school is because my brain has more in it..:)...well good night or good morning-which ever you prefer.and remember..Milton Berle said "laughter is an instant vacation".
In some states *** Marriage is legal, so in my mind all the names on this list are legitimately possible (even if some of the principals are currently dead). If Burle Ives married Milton Berle, he would be Burl Berle. If Appolo Ono married Yoko Ono, she would be Mrs Yoko Ono Ono If Carney Wilson married Yankee slugger Jorge Posada, She would be Carney Posada, If Margaret Cho married Don *** and then re-married Andy *** she would be Margaret Cho *** *** if Mandy Moore married Pauli Shores, How bout Mandy Moore Shores. If Yvonne DiCarlo went on a road trip with her family, it would be a carload of DiCarlo's. If she later went on to marry Leo DiCaprio, well that would give you a carload of of the DiCarlo- DiCaprio's Let's say Momma Cass married singer Lance Bass, divorced Lance when he went *** and then met and fell in love with legendary guitarist Joe Pas. At her funeral you could say Mamma Cass-Bass Pas, Passed. If Thurman Munson owned a Bunson Burner, would it be Thurmun Munson's Bunson? Legendary NASCAR ...
- Only thing that would make enjoy the is Milton Berle hosting & Phyllis Diller doing bits
You know what made me sad, recently? The original Muppet Movie. I was rummaging through Netflix and decided to indulge in some nostalgia and almost immediately regretted it. Nearly ALL the cameos are dead! Milton Berle (natch), Dom Delouise, James Coburn, Charles Durning, Madeline Kahn (Madeline Kahn!!)...not to mention Paul Williams' career! All gone! It was like watching a gag reel for a mortuary. I couldn't take it anymore after 30 mins or so. Anyhow, this pic gives me the same clothesline of melancholy, so I had to share if only to provide my misery with some company. Thanks and you're welcome. (P.S. Paul isn't Dead. Paul is Death. Look alive, Ringo!)
Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis and Milton Berle, that's a mighty big cigar you are smoking there Milton.
Watched the Best of Laugh In tonight on PBS. Wondering why there isn't a channel of that, with Sonny & Cher, Carol Burnett, Flip Wilson, oh who else, The Glen Campbell Show, Milton Berle, Dean Martin, Jack Benny, Hee-Haw, etc, etc. would you watch? We would. We talked about it, and decided if they ever have that channel, it'd be all we watched.
THE BRITISH INVASION: Part Two: So.at the same time when Paul McCartney was still a teenager and he was meeting John Lennon at a church social in Liverpool, there was this explosion of technology and media all over the world. It set us up. Reaching into our homes and our cars and every aspect of our lives. It was felt all over the world through the expanding reach of TV and radio. But it was felt especially loudly in America and all these tools for communication were raining down on us. They gave us these small glowing screens to look at and small speakers to hear. Everything in the farthest reaches of our world seemed closer to us. Good and bad. The glory of everything we saw and heard that came with the race to the moon. Speeches by leaders in foreign countries. The laughter from the audiences at shows by Milton Berle and Grouch Marx and Jackie Gleason. And a few years later the horror that poured into our homes through the images broadcast straight from the rice paddys of Vietnam. So, it was really a . ...
Philip Roth and Milton Berle had something in common.
They’ve finally come up with the perfect office computer. If it makes a mistake, it blames another computer. Milton Berle
"Why are we honoring this man? Have we run out of human beings?" Milton Berle at a roast for Howard Cosell.
Here's some interesting trivia about The Andrews Sisters. Whether you want to believe their records outsold the likes of Elvis or the Beatles is up to you, but I do remember reading that that kind statistical information wasn't kept until the billboard craze of the 50's. The Andrews Sisters became the best-selling female vocal group in the history of popular music, setting records that remain unsurpassed to this day: Between 75-100 million records sold from a little over 600 recorded tunes 113 charted Billboard hits, 46 reaching Top 10 status (more than Elvis Presley or The Beatles) 17 Hollywood films (more than any other singing group in motion picture history) record-breaking theater and cabaret runs all across America and Europe; countless appearances on radio shows from 1935 to 1960 (including their own) guest spots on every major television show of the 1950s and 1960s, including those hosted by Ed Sullivan, Milton Berle, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Johnny Carson, Joey Bi ...
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