Milton Berle (born Mendel Berlinger; Yiddish: מענדעל בערלינגער; July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was an American comedian and actor. Berle's career as an entertainer spanned over 80 years, first in silent films and on stage as a child actor, then in radio, movies and television. As the host of NBC's Texaco Star Theatre (1948–55), he was the first major American television star and was known to millions of viewers as "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television" during the first Golden Age of Television.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 12, 1908 (New York City), Died March 27, 2002 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1956
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, vocalist, composer
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-84249||10-in.||9/10/1934||Just say the word||Angelo Ferdinando ; Hotel Great Northern Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-030110||10-in.||11/11/1938||Your eyes are bigger than your heart||Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BS-030155||10-in.||11/23/1938||Your eyes are bigger than your heart||Butch Stone ; Van Alexander Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||PBS-036374||10-in.||7/28/1939||(You took me) Out of this world||Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-036996||10-in.||5/29/1939||A shave and a haircut—shampoo||Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-038218||10-in.||6/29/1939||(You took me) Out of this world||Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-068483||10-in.||12/16/1941||Would it make any difference to you?||Peggy Mann ; Teddy Powell Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-070653||10-in.||1/5/1942||Would it make any difference to you?||Art Jarrett Orchestra ; Gale Robbins||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||D6VB-2142||10-in.||9/5/1946||Save me a dream||Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Freddy Martin||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-1447||10-in.||7/24/1947||I'll never make the same mistake again||Louis Prima Orchestra ; Louis Prima||Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E33353||10-in.||7/24/1930||Gotta darn good reason now (For bein’ good)||Jungle Band [Cab Calloway Orchestra]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Decca||L 9420||7/24/1956||In the middle of the house||Milton Berle||vocalist|
|Decca||L 9421||7/24/1956||Buffalo!||Milton Berle||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Berle, Milton," accessed February 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103997.
Berle, Milton. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103997.
"Berle, Milton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 February 2023.
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