MILTON BERLE - SELF-CARICATURE SIGNED 12/1989 - HFSID 271138
Sale Price $270.00
The actor signs his felt tip, self-caricature, smoking a cigar.
Self-Caricature signed: "Love/Milton/Berle/12-89", 4x8. In black felt tip pen, Berle has drawn a front view of himself smoking a cigar. With the encouragement of the quintessential stage-mother, Milton Berle (1908-2002) played small supporting roles in silents, including the part of a newsboy in the first-ever feature-length comedy, Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914), starring Charlie Chaplin. Berle then moved into vaudeville and became a headliner, with occasional stopovers on Broadway and in Hollywood, into the WWII years. His lengthy starring role in the 1943 edition of Broadway's Ziegfeld Follies established him as a star. After only moderate success on radio and in films, Berle made a spectacular television debut as star of NBC's Texaco Star Theatre in 1948, dominating the airwaves on Tuesday nights until 1956. He became known as "Mr. Television" and was everyone's "Uncle Miltie". Fine condition.
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