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Mendel Berlinger (Berle Milton)

Born: 1908 AD
Died: 2002 AD, at 93 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Comedians


1908 - Born on the 12th of July in Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.

1913 - Won a lookalike contest with his impersonation of Charlie Chaplin.

1914 - Appeared a child actor in silent films, beginning with The Perils of Pauline.

         - Played child roles in Bunny's Little Brother with John Bunny; Tess of the Storm Country with Mary Pickford.

1916 - Berle enrolled in the Professional Children's School, and at age 12 he made his stage debut in Florodora.

1920 - Starred in the movies "Birthright" with Flora Finch.

1921 - "Love's Penalty" with Hope Hampton.

1922 - "Divorce Coupons" with Corinne Griffith and the serial Ruth of the Range 1923 with Ruth Roland.

1924 - He was 16 he chose Milton Berle as his professional name.

1934-1936 - Berle was heard regularly on The Rudy Vallee Hour.

         - Regular on The Gillette Original Community Sing, a Sunday night comedy-variety program broadcast on CBS.

1939 - He was the host of Stop Me If You've Heard This One.

1943 - A comedy variety show sponsored by Ballantine Ale was followed by a program sponsored by Campbell's Soups.

1947 - Milton Berle founded the The Los Angeles Friars Club at the old Savoy Hotel on Sunset Boulevard.

1948-1953 - His last radio series was The Texaco Star Theater, which began on 22nd of September.

         - Appeared in the movies "Always Leave Them Laughing" with Virginia Mayo and Bert Lahr.

1960 - Let's Make Love, with Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand.

1963 - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

1966 - Signed to a new weekly variety series on ABC "The Milton Berle Show".

1980 - He appeared in drag in the video for "Round and Round" by the metal band Ratt.

1983 - Member of charter group of inductees into Television Hall of Fame.

1984 - "Woody Allen's Broadway Danny Rose" and "Driving Me Crazy" 1991.

1988 - A series of syndicated TV specials with the umbrella title "Milton Berle: The Second Time Around".

1993 - Berle made a notorious appearance with RuPaul at the MTV Video Music Awards where RuPaul.

1995 - Appeared on an episode of Beverly Hills 90210 as Saul Howard.

2002 - Died in Los Angeles of colon cancer on 27th of March.


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