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Milton Berle

Milton Berle began as a child performer in silent films and grew up in vaudeville. He has conquered every show biz medium, starring on Broadway, network radio, dozens of films, and the best nightclubs, and was even successful as a dramatic actor. His most signal success was as Mr. Television, the entertainer who made the eight inch screen the number one stage in America. Berle's fast and furious stand-up style has influenced four generations of comics, and he is probably at his best among fellow comics at the Friars Club where he takes on all comers, no japes barred.