The Texaco Star Theatre 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, he achieved TV stardom with the Texaco Star Theater,

Milton Berle died in 2002.