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Creator / Milton Berle

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"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."

Milton Berle (born Mendel Berlinger; July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was an American comedian and actor, with a career that spanned over 80 years. He started off in silent films and theatre as a child actor before moving on to radio, movies, and television, becoming the first major American star of the latter medium and earning the nicknames of "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television" as the host of the wildly popular Variety Show Texaco Star Theater during the first Golden Age of Television.

Berle was also well-known in his lifetime for his reputation as an inveterate joke-stealer, for dressing in drag for comedic performances, and for legends about his having an extremely large penis.

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  • "Round and Round" and "Back for More", by Ratt