From St. Louis to the Milton Berle Orchestra

My great Uncle (Grandma’s brother) was something of a musical prodigy. His parents’ were poor–they lived down on Carr or Biddle street (I can’t remember.) My Great Grandma recognized my Uncle Al’s talent. She could barely speak English but she wanted better for her children. She worked as a seamstress to pay for music lessons.

He became Alan Roth, leader of the Milton Berle orchestra. Every week Uncle Milty showed Uncle Al on TV so Mama could see him.

Jodi, St. Louis


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