Milton Berle

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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Recordings

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  

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103997

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