Texaco Star Theater

Texaco Star Theater

…with the comedian Milton Berle was first broadcast on radio (1938-1949) before it became an extremely popular American variety show on television (1948 -1956). As star of tThe Texaco Star Theater, Milton Berle earned the nickname “Uncle Miltie.” Milton Berle Milton Berle, born in NYC in1908, started in vaudeville at age 10. He later performed as a nightclub comedian with slapstick routines and facial contortions. In addition to numerous film roles…



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Network Television

Network Television

…Louis. To mark the occasion, a live evening television special aired on WDTV with a local broadcast from the Syria Mosque performance hall in Pittsburgh and live segments from DuMont, CBS, NBC, and ABC featuring Arthur Godfrey, Milton Berle, the DuMont host Ted Steele and other celebrities. Despite its broadcast innovations and features such as the TV star Jackie Gleason, the Dumont Network was never financially successful and went off the air in…



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