Biography (1994)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Film & Television History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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Part of the Biography television series from A&E, this documentary reviews the career and personal life of comedian Milton Berle. A child actor in silent films, he appeared in vaudeville and New York musicals like the Ziegfield Follies, returning to movies in the 1940s. With the advent of television, Berle became known as "Uncle Miltie" when he hosted the variety show, Texaco Star Theatre, from 1948-56. The series' popularity earned him the title of "Mr. Television" and helped change the television set from a toy for the wealthy into a family fixture. Berle continued to work well into his 90's, making guest appearances on televsion and cameo roles in films.