Milton Berle, also known as "Uncle Miltie", was an American comedian, actor, and television personality who was popular in the mid-20th century. He was born on July 12, 1908, in Harlem, New York, and died on March 27, 2002, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 93.
Berle began his career as a child actor in silent films and later became a successful comedian in vaudeville, radio, and television. He is best known for his work on the NBC television show "Texaco Star Theater," which aired from 1948 to 1956. The show was one of the first successful television variety shows and made Berle a household name.
Berle's comedic style was known for its fast-paced delivery, wordplay, and irreverent humor. He was also known for his charitable work, including his involvement with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Throughout his career, Berle won numerous awards and honors, including an Emmy Award for "Texaco Star Theater" and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1984.
Berle's legacy as a comedian and television personality continues to influence popular culture today, and he is remembered as one of the pioneers of television comedy.