(Friars Roast of Milton Berle) Red Buttons, Jack Benny, 1969


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This video is highlights from the ‘Classic Friars Club Roast of Milton Berle from 1969. Berle is roasted by roastmaster, Alan King and comic legend, Jack Benny, Henny Youngman, Red Buttons, Don Drysdale, and Jan Murray.

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The Friars Club is a private club in New York City. Famous for its risqué roasts, the club’s membership is composed mostly of comedians and other celebrities. Founded in 1904, it is located in NYC.

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Jack Benny (1894-1974) was an American entertainer, who evolved from a modest success playing violin on the vaudeville circuit to a highly popular comedic career in radio, television and film.

Alan King (1927 – 2004) was an American actor and comedian known for his biting wit and often angry humorous rants. King became well known as a Jewish comedian and satirist. He was also a serious actor who appeared in a number of films and television shows. King wrote several books, produced films, and appeared in plays. In later years he helped many philanthropic causes.

Milton Berle (1902-2002) was an American comedian and actor. Berle’s career as an entertainer spanned over 80 years, first in silent films and on stage as a child actor, then in radio, movies and television. As the host of NBC’s Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1955), he was the first major American television star and was known to millions of viewers as “Uncle Miltie” and “Mr. Television” during the first Golden Age of Television. He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in both radio and TV.

Red Buttons (1919 – 2006) was an American actor and comedian. He won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his supporting role in the 1957 film Sayonara. He was nominated for awards for his acting work in films such as They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, Harlow, and Pete’s Dragon. Buttons played the lead role of Private John Steele in the 1962 international ensemble cast film The Longest Day.

Henry “Henny” Youngman (1906 – 1998) was an American comedian and musician famous for his mastery of the “one-liner”, his best known being “Take my wife… please.”

Jan Murray (1916 – 2006) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and game show host who originally made his name on the Borscht Belt and later was known for his frequent television appearances over several decades.

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