Adoringly known as "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television," Milton Berle began his career at the age of six with an uncredited role in The Perils of Pauline
(1914). For eight decades Berle was a staple of radio, movies and television. With an unprecedented thirty-year contract with NBC, he began work on "The Milton Berle Show" in 1948. Also known as "The Texaco Star Theater," it was one of the most popular programs in early television and ran for nearly a decade.
This 2-DVD bundle pack contains the following episodes:
Milton Berle with Zsa Zsa Gabor: Filmed at the Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas in March of 1956, Uncle Miltie entertains a few thousand fighter pilots with the help of Hungarian beauty Zsa Zsa Gabor, sensual French singer/actress Denise Darcel, and Ray Anthony and his orchestra.
Milton Berle with Ronald Reagan: Ronald Reagan calls upon 'Uncle Miltie' to finance his latest movie. Hilarity ensues when Milton mistakes the request to bankroll the picture as a chance to star in it.
Milton Berle with Gertrude Berg: America's favorite Jewish mother, Molly Goldberg, gives Maxine helpful hints at trapping Milton into marriage in this delightful 1953 episode featuring The Andrews Sisters.
Milton Berle with Peter Lawford and Carol Channing: It's the 1953 holiday season, and the ever-modest Miltie is planning a party in his own honor. Maxine hopes to snare him as her date, but Berle would rather pawn off his cloying secretary to Peter Lawford!