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Comedian Milton Berle was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in good condition, 10 days after undergoing quadruple heart bypass surgery. “His recovery has been absolutely outstanding,” hospital spokesman Ron Wise said. “They had planned on releasing him Friday, but his condition was so good they decided to release him today.” Berle, 76, the cigar-smoking “Uncle Miltie” to millions of television fans in the late 1940s and 1950s, underwent the four-hour heart operation June 10. The actor-comedian entered Cedars-Sinai on June 7 complaining of fatigue, Wise said, and tests showed that four major arteries leading to his heart were blocked.


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