Occupation: TV Entertainer
Place of Meeting: Film Set
Year Relationship began: 1948
Type of Relationship: Romance
Milton Berle, a TV entertainer became known as 'Mr Television' and 'Uncle Miltie' for his popular TV series that ran from 1948 to 1956.
He and Marilyn first met on the film set of Ladies of the Chorus (1948). At that time, he was dating film star Adele Jergens but, according to Berle, he and Marilyn had a brief affair.
“Marilyn was on the climb in Hollywood, but there was nothing cheap about her. She wasn't one of the starlets around town that you put one meal into and threw into the sack. Maybe she didn't know exactly who she was, but she knew she was worth something. She had respect for herself. Marilyn was a lady.” From Milton Berle: An Autobiography