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

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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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Lee Miller
Feb 25, 2013 Lee Miller rated it it was amazing
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
Thomas Walsh
still one good comic. the book cites his earliest scripts, which he had to memorize. astounding!
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Interesting read. Amazing what these stage mothers did.
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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.
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One of the best celebrity bios I have ever read...who knew that "Uncle Miltie" was hung like a horse????
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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.
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