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MILTON BERLE - CONTRACT SIGNED 03/28/1946 CO-SIGNED BY: ANNA SOSENKO - HFSID 82911

MILTON BERLE and ANNA SOSENKO The future "Mr. Television" signs a 1946 contract with theatrical manager Anna Sosenko to appear on Hildegarde's radio show. Partly Printed DS: "Milton Berle" and "Anna Sosenko", 1 page, 8½x11. New York, 1946 March 28.

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MILTON BERLE and ANNA SOSENKO
The future "Mr. Television" signs a 1946 contract with theatrical manager Anna Sosenko to appear on Hildegarde's radio show.
Partly Printed DS: "Milton Berle" and "Anna Sosenko", 1 page, 8½x11. New York, 1946 March 28. A business manager and producer in an industry dominated by men, ANNA SOSENKO died on June 9, 2000, four days before her 91st birthday, in her Manhattan apartment. Miss Sosenko had been the manager of Hildegarde, one of the most celebrated cabaret stars of the 1930s and 1940s. Miss Sosenko wrote the song, "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" for her and also created a hit radio talk show, The Raleigh Room, for Hildegarde. Over the last quarter century, Miss Sosenko put her vast knowledge of theatre and music to work, conceiving and producing star-studded musical evenings that honored the greats of the theatre. A congenial, outspoken and intense woman, Anna Sosenko probably knew more of the great stars of the theatre of the last 60 years than anyone. This is MILTON BERLE'S William Morris Agency contract, in which he agrees to appear on her April 3, 1946 show from 8:30 PM to 9 PM, for $2000. Also signed by Berle's agent. The success of Berle's first television series, The Texaco Star Theater (1948-1953), proved that television could compete effectively with radio, stage and screen as an entertainment medium. Lightly creased. Fine condition.

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