Milton Berle: An Autobiography, with a New Introduction by Sid Caesar
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Milton Berle: An Autobiography, with a New Introduction by Sid Caesar

3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This revealing, confessional style autobiography traces the legendary comic's early years in silent films, vaudeville, and radio to his ascent to becoming Mr. Television in the 1950s and beyond.
Paperback, 337 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers (first published 1974)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Milton Berle, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Milton Berle

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-24 of 24)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Lee Miller
Any book that begins by thanking Toots Shor and Jacqueline Susann is a book for me. This wonderful show business memoir is a classic. First published in 1974, this version was reprinted after Berle’s death in 2002 with a new introduction by Sid Caesar. I literally couldn’t put it down: every page had fascinating stories, some funny, some sad, some shocking (including a “command performance” for Al Capone) but all were informative, fresh, honest, revealing, and very entertaining. Berle is effusiv...more
Janet Wilcox
I didn't particularly like him on TV, and this book shows why and how a dirty old man got to be that way. Interesting to see development of his show, and other personalities.
Thomas Walsh
still one good comic. the book cites his earliest scripts, which he had to memorize. astounding!
Janis
Interesting read. Amazing what these stage mothers did.
PAUL W. ROEVER
PAUL W. ROEVER marked it as to-read
May 23, 2014
Sierra
Sierra marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2014
Michal Kraus
Michal Kraus marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2013
Ronald Wilcox
Ronald Wilcox marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2013
J.P.
J.P. marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2012
David Santos
David Santos marked it as to-read
Aug 30, 2011
Tim
Tim added it
Dec 30, 2010
Kassak
Kassak marked it as to-read
Mar 17, 2010
Susan
Susan added it
Mar 15, 2009
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
79896
Mendel "Milton Berle" Berlinger was an Emmy-winning American comedian and actor. As the manic host of NBC's Texaco Star Theater from 1948–1955, he was the first major star of television and as such became known as Uncle Miltie or Mr. Television to millions during TV's golden age.
More about Milton Berle...
Milton Berle's Private Joke File: Over 10,000 of His Best Gags, Anecdotes, and One-Liners More of the Best of Milton Berle's Private Joke File B.S. I Love You: Sixty Funny Years With the Famous and the Infamous Milton Berle: An Autobiography with Fifty Years of Photos (DNF-5626195) Milton Berle: [an autobiography]

Share This Book