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Finding Aid for the Collection of Scripts for Milton Berle Radio and Television Programs, 1947-1953
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Milton Berle's career is one of the longest and most varied in show business, spanning silent film, vaudeville, radio, motion pictures, and television. The collection consists of scripts from Berle's radio and televsion programs The Milton Berle Show, Texaco Star Theater and the Buick-Berle Show.
Milton Berle is most remembered as television's first superstar. He debuted on radio in 1934 and during the 1940s hosted a variety of shows including the Texaco Star Theater. Berle was host for the premiere episode of the television version of the Texaco Star Theater (June 1948) and was eventually made permanent host. The show received an Emmy for Best Kinescope Show (1949). The program was renamed the Buick-Berle Show (1953) and later renamed to The Milton Berle Show (1954). Regular performers (1948-53) included: Berle, Fatso Marco, Ruth Gilbert, and Bobby Sherwood.
5 boxes (2.0 linear ft.)
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