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Arnold Stang on the Berle Show

Posted in Comedy, Jews/ Show Biz, Milton Berle, Radio (Old Time Radio), Television, TV variety with tags , , , , on September 28, 2013 by travsd

Today is the birthday of character comedian Arnold Stang (1918-2009). He started out when still a teenager in radio (with that voice, who’d have guessed?) In the 50s he was a regular named “Francis” on the Milton Berle Show. In the attached bit, he gets the better of Uncle Miltie in a Christmas episode. Stang’s entrance is at about 1:16. If you don’t recognize that face, you’ll know the voice right away when he speaks, from a million cartoons and commercial voice-overs.

To find out more about vaudeville past and presentconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famousavailable at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.

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And don’t miss my new book Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Media, also available from amazon.com etc etc etc

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