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Hollywood Memorial

Milton Berle

Comic actor whose career spanned show business from vaudeville, silent films, radio, television, to Broadway and Las Vegas. Milton’s career began at the age of 5 on the streets of upper Manhattan, where he did Charlie Chaplin imitations to entertain other kids. An agent saw him and found work for him as the Buster Brown Boy, selling shoes. Chaplin heard about him and sent for him, and he appeared in several silent films with the great Charlie Chaplin. His first credited film was ‘The Perils of Pauline’ in 1948 but he was in over 70 films over the course of his lifetime. He successfully made the transition to television with ‘The Milton Berle Show,’ which ran for nearly ten years. Known as both Uncle Milty and Mr. Television, as the New York Times once observed, ‘Television didn’t make Milton Berle, Milton Berle made television.’ His epitaph reads ‘Loving Husband, adored father, beloved Grandpa Milton, you filled our lives with love and laughter’. Uncle Milty lies in a crypt in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, not far from pal Jack Benny.