Bernie Brillstein

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Birth Name: Bernie Brillstein
Born: 04/26/1931
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 08/07/2008

Born on April 26, 1931 in New York, NY, Brillstein was raised by his parents, Moe and Tillie, in the home of his uncle, Jack Pearl, a famed vaudeville performer and star of early radio. Though his blue collar father was a textile worker and his mother a manic depressive, Brillstein's eyes were opened to the wonder and limitless possibilities of show business when he made a fateful trip to the 1939 World's Fair, which marked NBC's first regularly scheduled television broadcasts in New York. Brillstein grew up with a dual New York City childhood - his father represented the scrappy West Side, while his well-heeled uncle exposed the lad to hot spots like the Stork Club. It was during these v... Continue Bio >>

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