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Milton Berle is a Actor American born on 12 july 1908 at New York City (USA)

Milton Berle

Milton Berle
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Birth name Milton Berlinger
Nationality USA
Birth 12 july 1908 at New York City (USA)
Death 27 march 2002 (at 93 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Milton Berle (July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was an American comedian and actor. As the host of NBC's Texaco Star Theater (1948–55), he was the first major American television star and was known to millions of viewers as "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television" during TV's golden age.

Biography

After twice marrying and divorcing showgirl Joyce Mathews, Berle married publicist Ruth Cosgrove in 1953; she died in 1989. In 1989, Berle stated that his mother was behind the breakup of his marriages to Mathews. He also said that she managed to damage his previous relationships: "My mother never resented me going out with a girl, but if I had more than three dates with one girl, Mama found some way to break it up." He married a fourth time in 1992 to Lorna Adams, a fashion designer 30 years his junior. He had three children, Victoria (adopted by Berle and Mathews), William (adopted by Berle and Cosgrove) and a biological son, Bob Williams, with showgirl Junior Standish. Berle had two stepdaughters from his marriage to Adams, Leslie and Susan Brown. He also had three grandchildren: Victoria's sons James and Mathew, and William's son Tyler Roe.

Berle's autobiography contains many tales of his sexual exploits. He claimed relationships with numerous famous women, including actresses Marilyn Monroe and Betty Hutton, columnist Dorothy Kilgallen, and evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson. The veracity of some of these claims has been questioned. The McPherson story, in particular, has been challenged by McPherson's biographer and her daughter, among others.

In later life, Berle found comfort in Christian Science, and subsequently characterized himself as "a Jew and a Christian Scientist". Oscar Levant, when queried by Jack Paar about Berle's conversion, quipped, "Our loss is their loss.

Best films

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Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
(4 films)
Richard Day
Richard Day
(6 films)
Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Milton Berle (49 films)

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Actor

Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring, 1h2
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Children's films
Actors Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker, Charlie Schlatter, Jim Cummings, Maile Flanagan, Jess Harnell
Rating63% 3.195253.195253.195253.195253.19525
Tom Cat, as usual, chases Jerry Mouse. Meanwhile, in the basement, a wizard named Chip is making a magical potion. He uses his magic ring to make his potion, until he realizes that it fails.
Two Heads Are Better Than None, 1h9
Directed by Michael Grossman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Ken Foree, Milton Berle, Vanessa Baden, Time Winters
Roles Uncle Leo
Rating75% 3.787183.787183.787183.787183.78718
Kenan et sa famille décident de traverser le pays. Roger ne veut pas que Kel vienne avec eux, mais Kenan et Kyra ne l'écoute pas et mettent Kel à l'arrière de la voiture sans que Roger le sache mais plus tard il découvre ce dernier. La famille et Kel passent leur première nuit dans la forêt. Plus tard, ils rencontrent un étrange couple obsédé par le ketchup. Après ça, Roger raconte une histoire de fantôme, Kenan va aussitôt chercher du bois après avoir été effrayé. Dans les bois, il est attaqué par un être connu comme le chevalier sans tête. Le lendemain, Les Rockhmores et Kel s'arrêtent au bord d'une route et, rencontrent de nouveau ce couple bizarre. Avant de partir, Kenan est choqué de découvrir une exposition sur le chevalier sans tête qui coupe la tête des gens et découvre que le chevalier aurait été vu récemment dans une ville appelée Rockville. Après, leur voiture tombe en panne, Kenan et Kel partent alors à la recherche d'aide et découvrent un manoir. Le propriétaire du château, Arthur, propose à ces derniers de rester chez lui pour la nuit. Kenan et Kel vont alors découvrir le secret que cache ce manoir.
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, 1h10
Directed by Jean-François Laguionie, Jun Falkenstein, Toby Shelton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Films about dogs, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Santa Claus in film
Actors Wayne Allwine, Kelsey Grammer, Tony Anselmo, Tress MacNeille, Russi Taylor, Milton Berle
Rating70% 3.5483053.5483053.5483053.5483053.548305
Huey, Dewey and Louie wake up one Christmas morning and open their presents, even though they are supposed to wait first for Aunt Daisy, Uncle Scrooge and Aunt Gertie to arrive. After the boys take their new sleds from their Uncle Donald (not reading the included gift card) they go sledding and have Christmas dinner. While Donald, Daisy, Uncle Scrooge and Aunt Gertie sing carols, the boys play with their new toys. Later, it is time for the boys to go to bed and having enjoyed the day immensely, the boys then wish that it would be Christmas every day. Their wish is granted and at first the three are joyful. After a few days, however, they begin to get sick of Christmas and soon realize that every day will be exactly the same as the day when they first made their wish. They then decide to change the course of action of the next day by playing tricks and pranks, including swapping the cooked turkey with a live one for the dinner table. The day turns out to be a bad Christmas for everyone, especially Donald. After this, the boys finally read the gift card that was given to them which they had previously disregarded. The card is from Donald and Daisy, it wishes them love and explains that Christmas is not just about presents, it is about being with family. The boys instantly become guilty for their pranks and decide to make amends by making the next day the best Christmas ever. At the end of the next day, the boys finally realize the true meaning of Christmas and the time loop comes to an end, leading into the day after Christmas.
A Century of Cinema, 1h12
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Attenborough, Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Milton Berle, George Burns
Roles Self
Rating57% 2.857282.857282.857282.857282.85728
Un siècle de cinéma vu par quelques-uns de ses plus prestigieux représentants…
Driving Me Crazy, 1h27
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Michelle Johnson, Billy Dee Williams, Morton Downey Jr., Dom DeLuise, James Tolkan, George Kennedy
Roles Hotel Clerk
Rating35% 1.779961.779961.779961.779961.77996
The film's main protagonist is the young and eccentric inventor Gunther Schmidt, who (like many others) attempts to flee across the East German borderline to the West using his inventions, but constantly meets with failure. Finally, he constructs a gadget which actually works: a modified Trabant with a motor running on turnip juice, making it ultimately environmental, but which is still capable of attaining a speed of up to 250 kph. But by the time his invention is perfected, East and West Germany are reunited, rendering the Trabbi's use as an escape vehicle obsolete.
Going Overboard, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Burt Young, Adam Sandler, Billy Zane, Tom Hodges, Allen Covert, Terry Moore
Roles Himself (uncredited)
Rating18% 0.904830.904830.904830.904830.90483
Shecky Moskowitz (Sandler) is a struggling comedian working on a cruise ship. Shecky gets his chance to be the ship's comedian when it is thought that the regular comedian, Dickie Diamond (LaRose), had fallen overboard and drowned. (Dickie actually locked himself in the men's room) Shecky is nervous about performing, but King Neptune (Zane) convinces him to go for the opportunity by telling Shecky about the power of laughter. Shecky's first performance is very unsuccessful as he is booed off the stage, he is especially heckled by the construction worker Dave (Thornton). However, after a lecture by Milton Berle, Shecky succeeds in making the audience laugh. At that point, the terrorists come onboard and want to kill Miss Australia. Shecky, remembering the advice about the power of laughter, saves her by promising to put the assassins in a film.
Pee-wee's Big Adventure, 1h30
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about films, Sports films, Transport films, Cycling films, Road movies
Actors Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Phil Hartman, Manuel Benitez
Roles Self (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.4962453.4962453.4962453.4962453.496245
Pee-wee Herman is a puer aeternus with a pimped-out bicycle that he treasures and that his neighbor, Francis Buxton, covets. A bike shop employee, Dottie, has a crush on Pee-wee, but he does not reciprocate it. Pee-wee's bike gets stolen while at the mall. He confronts Francis, who has an air-tight alibi. Pee-wee then offers a $10,000 reward for his bike. Francis, who did indeed pay to have someone steal the bike, is frightened by Pee-wee's relentlessness and then pays to have it sent away. After holding a meeting, Pee Wee angrily shouts Dottie down while she is giving suggestions to him and refused to admit he needed help from Dottie while telling her off. Now mad, Pee Wee gives Dottie a furious "I DON'T NEED ANYBODY!" Desperate, Pee-wee visits a psychic, Madam Ruby, who lies to him, claiming that the bike is in the basement of the Alamo. Pee-wee hitchhikes to Texas, getting rides from a fugitive, Mickey, and from a ghostly trucker, Large Marge.
Broadway Danny Rose, 1h24
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Mia Farrow, Woody Allen, Sandy Baron, Jack Rollins, Milton Berle, Will Jordan
Roles Milton Berle
Rating73% 3.6979753.6979753.6979753.6979753.697975
A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli.
Smorgasbord, 1h18
Directed by Jerry Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Jerry Lewis, Herb Edelman, Zane Buzby, Milton Berle, Foster Brooks, Francine York
Roles Ms. Sultry
Rating58% 2.9021552.9021552.9021552.9021552.902155
Warren Nefron (Jerry Lewis) is a klutz who cannot do anything right. He tells his psychiatrist, Dr. Pletchick (Herb Edelman), his problems. Through a series of flashbacks the viewer sees Nefron's life story.
This Is Elvis, 2h24
Directed by Andrew Solt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Elvis Presley, Johnny Harra, Linda Diane Thompson, Priscilla Presley, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra
Roles Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating75% 3.788273.788273.788273.788273.78827
Ce docu-film relate la vie du King, alternant images d'archives et scènes rejouées par des acteurs, le tout illuminé par ses meilleures chansons. Un voyage inoubliable dans les coulisses d'un phénomène musical incomparable et intemporel…
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood, 1h32
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Madeline Kahn, Bruce Dern, Rintintin (acteur canin), Teri Garr, Art Carney, Phil Silvers
Roles Blind Man
Rating48% 2.4090152.4090152.4090152.4090152.409015
En 1924, Estie Del Ruth se rend à Hollywood dans l'espoir de devenir une grande actrice. Sur son chemin, elle rencontre un chien du nom de Won Ton Ton (Rintintin) qui se met à la suivre. Une fois à destination, Won Ton Ton séduit tout le monde et devient une star à la place d'Estie.
Lepke
Lepke (1975)
, 2h3
Directed by Menahem Golan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Tony Curtis, Michael Callan, Anjanette Comer, Warren Berlinger, Gianni Russo, Milton Berle
Roles Mr. Meyer
Rating55% 2.7584152.7584152.7584152.7584152.758415
Histoire du célèbre gangster Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, chef de la célèbre organisation "Murder Inc.". Brooklyn, 1919. A sa sortie de prison, Lepke épouse Bernice Meyer et devient l'un des caïds du racket. Son pouvoir s'accroît rapidement et il commence à s'intéresser au trafic de drogue. La police le recherche. Arrêté, il meurt sur la chaise électrique en 1944...