Milton Berle facts for kids
Berle, c. 1950
July 12, 1908
New York City, U.S.
|Died||March 27, 2002
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Other names||Mr. Television, Uncle Miltie|
|Education||Professional Children's School|
(m. 1941; div. 1947)
(m. 1949; div. 1950)
Ruth Cosgrove Rosenthal
(m. 1953; died 1989)
Lorna Adams (m. 1991)
Berle first appeared in the serial The Perils of Pauline. During his career he starred in numerous movies, television programs and others. He was called Uncle Miltie during TV's golden age days. He was known for hosting Texaco Star Theater (1948–55).
In 1949, Berle hosted the first ever telethon.
Berle retired in 2000 because of poor health. His last appearance was in a 2000 episode of Kenan & Kel.
Berle was married to Joyce Mathews from 1941 until they divorced in 1947. They remarried in 1949 only to divorce once again in 1950. Then he married Ruth Cosgrove Rosenthal from 1953 until her death in 1989. Then he married Lorna Adams in 1991. Their marriage would last until his death in 2002. Berle had three children.
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