July 6, 1993 |
It was billed as Milton Berle's 85th Birthday Celebration, a star-studded dinner during which the comedian known to the world as "Mr. Television" received a lifetime achievement award from a group calling itself the Poetry Academy. The ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel was packed with more than 1,000 guests who had come to honor "Uncle Miltie."
June 25, 1989 |
The red ants, they live in fields of sandy earth, in tunnels that lead every which way. The woman, she drives by and sees a field. She stops and takes her shovel to dig at the red ants. Intricate patterns of tunnels lie just beneath the surface. Sometimes she finds small pockets, places where the ants have stored seed and other food. "They even have graveyards underground," the woman says. "You'll hit one place, and they'll all be dead." When she finds places where the ants are alive, when she reaches to gather them, they bite.
March 31, 2002
Re "TV Legend 'Uncle Miltie' Dies at 93," March 28: Of the times I spent with Milton Berle, which were many I'm happy to say, I never came away without having learned more about show business and as a better professional. Thank you, Miltie. James Prideaux Los Angeles I did not know Milton Berle, but I regret his passing. I'm sure most people don't realize the impact his show had in the early years of television. I remember as a family event gathering around the 10-inch black-and-white Philco to watch "Uncle Miltie."
December 16, 1990
I really enjoyed "Milton Loves Lucy" (Nov. 27, Channel 11). It was a treat watching the King and Queen of TV comedy cavorting together not once, but twice, when Channel 11 also ran the "Milton Berle Hides Out at the Ricardos" hour. As author of The "I Love Lucy" Book (Doubleday), I must correct something Mr. Berle said in an interview in TV Times (Nov. 25) about his work with Lucille Ball. He recalls having "guested on 'I Love Lucy' about nine times." It would have been great, of course, but in those early days of TV, Uncle Miltie was under an exclusive contract to NBC and couldn't appear on "Lucy" during her half-hour venue.
November 6, 1993
Several years ago, my son, now a UC San Diego student, and I accompanied my husband on a business trip to Vancouver, B.C. While my husband attended meetings, I decided to take our son to the nearby park and art gallery. I had noticed from the hotel's schedule that Milton Berle had been the featured entertainer for a private gathering the previous evening. As we started down the hallway of the lobby, a gentleman hurriedly approached from the opposite direction, and we all reached the door simultaneously.
June 21, 1989 |
Old comedians don't retire, they just. . . . "There isn't anything I wouldn't do for Steve Allen," said 81-year-old Milton Berle on Monday night at the Beverly Hills Hotel. "And there isn't anything Steve wouldn't do for me. Which is why we haven't done anything for each other our whole lives." Laughter, applause, laughter. Uncle Miltie was introducing Allen at a book party in the Rodeo Room heralding the publication of Allen's second mystery, "Murder on the Glitter Box."