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