CTVA US Music Variety - "Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show" (NBC) Season 1 (1948-49)

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Season 1 (NBC) (1948-49)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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 ########## The Texaco Star Theater ###########
########### The Milton Berle Show ############
############## season 1 1948-49 ##############
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NBC Tuesdays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern
Host: Milton Berle / Orchestra Leader: Allen Roth
Regulars: Ken Shapiro (as Kid)

1.1 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
7 September 1948 NBC Tue
Jack Carter - Guest Host / Performer
Eve Arden - Actress
Marge and Gower Champion (Dancers)
Willie Howard - Comedian / Singer
Jack Pearl - Comedian
Herb Shriner - Comedian
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.2 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
14 September 1948 NBC Tue
Sid Caesar - Comedian
The Dewey Sisters (Vocalists)
Peter Donald - Comedian
Willie Howard - Singer / Comedian
Gil Maison - Dog Trainer
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.3 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
21 September 1948 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Phil Silvers - Comedian
Stan Fisher (Harmonica Player)
The Four Carters
Evelyn Knight (Vocalist)
Park & Clifford (Dancers)
Smith and Dale (Joe Smith Charles Dale)(Comedians)
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.4 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
28 September 1948 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Mary McCarty - Singer
Garry Moore - Comedian
Joe Phillips
The Three Wiles (Tap Dancers)
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.5 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
5 October 1948 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
The Lange Acrobatic Troupe
Chico Marx - Comedian
Joe Phillips
Allen Roth ... Orchestra Leader
The Slate Brothers ... Themselves - Singers / Dancers
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.6 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
12 October 1948 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Florence Desmond (Impersonator)
Joe Phillips
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom (Comedian)
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.7 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
19 October 1948 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
The Three Stooges ( Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard)
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.8 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
26 October 1948 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Sid Caesar (Comedian)
Louis Prima (Singer)
Verna Raymond
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.9 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
2 November 1948 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
The Berry Brothers
The Calgary Brothers
Gertrude Niesen - Vocalist
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.10 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
9 November 1948 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
The Berry Brothers
Luba Malina
Bert Wheeler - Comedian
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.11 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
16 November 1948 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Arnaut Brothers ... Themselves - Comedian
Red Buttons - Comedian
Judy Canova - Singer / Comedian
The Crackerjacks (Acrobatic Dancers)
Ella Logan
Russell Swan
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.12 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
23 November 1948 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Judy Canova (Singer / Comedian)
Mario and Florio (Dancers)
The Jansleys (Acrobats)
The Wesson Brothers (Singers / Comedians)
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.13 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
30 November 1948 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Janet Blair - Singer
The Five Cuban Diamonds (Jazz Musicians)
Joe Howard (Singer)
Jan Murray - Comedian
The Nonchalants (Comic Tumblers)
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.14 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
7 December 1948 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Hal Le Roy (Dancer)
Buddy Lester
Ted Lewis
Pallenberg's Bears (Trained Animal Act)
Andree and Bonnie Andre (Dancers)
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.15 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
14 December 1948 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
James Barton (Vaudevillian)
Lauritz Melchior (Opera Tenor)
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.16 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
21 December 1948 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Gracie Fields (British Singer)
Jack La Rue - Actor
Maurice Rocco - Singer / Pianist
Henny Youngman - Comedian
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.17 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
28 December 1948 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Frank Marlowe
The Four Step Brothers (Dancers)
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.18 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
4 January 1949 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Cab Calloway - Singer
Jackie Coogan - Actor
Jackie Cooper - Actor
Mitzi Green - Actress
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.19 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
11 January 1949 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Jack Carter - Comedian
Benny Fields - Comedian
Ming and Ling (Singers)
Patricia Morison (Singer)
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.20 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
18 January 1949 NBC Tue
Milton's guests include singer Tony Martin, singer Carmen Miranda, trampolinists Margo, Paul and Paulette,
and impressionist Florence Desmond. Milton appears wearing his Carmen Miranda outfit.
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Tony Martin - Singer
Carmen Miranda - Singer
Florence Desmond - Comedian / Impressionist
The Margo Paul and Paulette Trio ... Themselves - Trampoline Acrobats
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.21 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
25 January 1949 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Lou Costello - Comedian
Frances Faye - Singer
Josť Ferrer ... Actor
Julie Wilson - Singer
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

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Guest Hosts for 4 weeks: NBC Tue (01Feb49-22Feb49)
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1.22 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
1 February 1949 NBC Tue
Jack Carter - Guest Host / Performer
Beatrice Lillie - Actress
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.23 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
8 February 1949 NBC Tue
Jack Carter - Guest Host
Jack Durant - Comedian
Gracie Fields (British Singer)
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.24 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
15 February 1949 NBC Tue
Phil Baker - Guest Host
Fred and Sledge ... Themselves - Dancers
Marion Harris Jr.
Beatrice Kay - Comedian
Benny Rubin - Comedian
Herb Shriner - Comedian
Sid Silvers
The Skating Mocks
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.25 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
22 February 1949 NBC Tue
Walter O'Keefe - Guest Host
Lucille Ball - Actress
Bobby Brandt
Wally Brown - Comedian
The Ink Spots (Singers)
The Mathes Duo
Paul Winchell - Ventriloquist
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

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Milton Berle returns as Host (1Mar49 - )
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1.26 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
1 March 1949 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Robert Alda - Actor
Billy Gilbert - Comic Actor
Virginia O'Brien - Singer / Comedian
Pat Rooney Sr. - Singer / Actor
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.27 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
8 March 1949 NBC Tue
Milton's guests include actor William Boyd, singer Jane Froman and the Lane Brothers.
Highlights include a spoof of Boyd's signature role, the black-hatted B-westerns hero, Hopalong Cassidy.
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
William Boyd - Actor
Jane Froman - Singer
The Lane Brothers ... Themselves
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.28 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
15 March 1949 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Peter Lorre - Actor
Phil Regan - Actor
Joan Roberts
The McNulty Familty (Celtic Musicians)
Stuart Morgan Dancers
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.29 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
22 March 1949 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Ethel Merman - Singer
Lew Brown - Composer
Teddy Hale - Tap Dancer
Alex Kramer - Composer
Keye Luke - Actor
Maude Nugent - Composer
Charles Tobias
Joan Whitney - Composer
Los Gottos (Acrobats) / The McNulty Familty (Celtic Musicians)

1.30 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
29 March 1949 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
June Havoc - Actress
Jackie Miles - Comedian
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.31 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
5 April 1949 NBC Tue
Milton's guests include comic actor Victor Moore, singer Jean Sablon, Gloria Colbert and a cameo by Basil Rathbone.
The featured sketch cast Berle as Sherlock Holmes and Moore as Dr. Watson with Rathbone in the role of
'Rathbone of Scotland Yard'.
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Basil Rathbone - Cameo
Victor Moore - Actor
Gloria Colbert
Jean Sablon - Singer
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.32 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
12 April 1949 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Stan Fisher
Boris Karloff - Actor
Merle Duval and Lee ... Themselves
Peggy Ryan - Actress
Richard Tucker - Opera Tenor
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.33 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
19 April 1949 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Basil Rathbone - Actor
Martha Raye - Actress
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.34 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
26 April 1949 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Ethel Merman - Singer
Jack Norworth
Carl Ballantine - Comedian / Magician
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.35 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
3 May 1949 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Walter Huston - Actor
The Kanazawa Trio
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.36 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
10 May 1949 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
The Fontanes (Singers)(Bea Fontane, Margie Fontane, Geri Rosse)
Robert Merrill - Opera Baritone
Moore and Lessey
Bill Robinson - Dancer
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.37 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
17 May 1949 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Janet Blair - Singer
Joseph Dunninger - Mentalist
Georgie Price - Comedian
The Blackburn Twins (Ramon Blackburn, Royce Blackburn)
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.38 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
24 May 1948 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Leo DeLyon - Comedian
Dick Haymes - Singer
Lillian Roth - Singer
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.39 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
31 May 1949 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.40 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
7 June 1949 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Brian Donlevy - Actor
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom (Comic Actor)
The Lange Acrobatic Troupe (Acrobats)
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

1.41 [--] The Texaco Star Theater: The Milton Berle Show:
14 June 1949 NBC Tue
Milton Berle - Host / Performer
Tony Martin - Singer
Lina Romay - Singer
Riders of the Purple Sage (Western Music Singers)
Ken Shapiro (Kid) (regular)

########## The Texaco Star Theater ###########
########### The Milton Berle Show ############
############## end of season 1 ###############
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