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Burnett was told variety is a 'man's game'

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Carol Burnett said she wasn't offended at the time when an executive told her she couldn't have her own variety show in the 1960s because it's "a man's game."

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Recordings highlight comedic history

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) -- A New York memorabilia dealer says a cache of rare audio recordings he discovered offers insights into the history of U.S. comedy.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2008.
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Calif. Hall of Fame inductees announced

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Computer whiz Steve Jobs will lead a baker's dozen of celebrities into the California Hall of Fame this year.

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Today is Wednesday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2006 with 172 to follow.
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Comedian and actor Jan Murray dies at 89

NEW YORK, July 3 (UPI) -- Stand-up comedian and television legend Jan Murray has died at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 89.

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Today is Tuesday July 12, the 193rd day of 2005 with 172 to follow.
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Ventriloquist-magician Jay Marshall dies

CHICAGO, May 13 (UPI) -- Jay Marshall, the Chicago magician and ventriloquist who tickled audiences over six decades with his wiseacre dummy rabbit ,"Lefty," has died. He was 85.

Feature: Comics line up for Vegas festival

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- As comedians from around the country get ready for the third annual Las Vegas Comedy Festival, organizers say the new-talent portion of the program has opened d
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Actress Kyle MacDonnell dies at age 82

SANTE FE, N.M., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Actress Kyle MacDonnell, dubbed "Miss Television 1948" alongside that year's "Mr. Television" Milton Berle," has died at her Sante Fe, N.M., home. She was 82.

Friars will honor Shirley Jones

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- The New York Friars Club has announced plans to honor Oscar-winning actress Shirley Jones.
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Milton Berle

Milton Berle (July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was an Emmy-winning American comedian and actor. As the manic host of NBC's Texaco Star Theater (1948–55), he was the first major star of television and as such became known as Uncle Miltie and Mr. Television to millions during TV's golden age.

Born Milton Berlinger in a five-story walkup at 68 West 118th Street in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, he chose Milton Berle as his professional name when he was 16. His father, Moses Berlinger, was a paint and varnish salesman. His mother, Sarah (Sadie) Glantz Berlinger (1890–1968), eventually became stagestruck and changed her name to Sandra Berle when Milton became famous.

Berle appeared as a child actor in silent films, beginning with The Perils of Pauline, filmed in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The director told Berle that he would portray a little boy who would be thrown from a moving train. In Milton Berle: An Autobiography, he explained, "I was scared shitless, even when he went on to tell me that Pauline would save my life. Which is exactly what happened, except that at the crucial moment they threw a bundle of rags instead of me from the train. I bet there are a lot of comedians around today who are sorry about that."

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