Actor Milton Berle

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on September 2, 2007

Q How old is "Uncle Miltie," Milton Berle?
—Billy Wyant, Chickasaw, Okla.

Berle died in his sleep from colon cancer in 2002 at the age of 93. On stage, radio, television and in the movies, his memorable career spanned eight decades. Though once credited as being the first performer to appear on TV (in 1929), there were actually several earlier, mostly experimental transmissions that predated him. One Uncle Miltie performance you probably don't remember: He once released an exercise video called The Milton Berle Low Impact/High Comedy Workout for Seniors.