Red Skelton (1913–1997)


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The son of a former circus clown turned grocer and a cleaning woman, Red Skelton was introduced to show business at the age of seven by Ed Wynn, at a vaudeville show in Vincennes. At age 10, he left home to travel with a medicine show through the Midwest, and joined the vaudeville circuit at age 15. At age 18, he married Edna Marie Stilwell, an ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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(1951-1971)
Du Barry Was a Lady Louis Blore / King Louis XV
(1943)
I Dood It Joseph Rivington Renolds
(1943)
Whistling in Brooklyn Wally 'The Fox' Benton
(1943)

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 1983 Red Skelton's More Funny Faces (TV Special)
 1981 Standing Room Only (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Red Skelton's Christmas Dinner (1981) ... (story)
 1980 Red Skelton's Funny Faces (TV Movie)
  The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) (99 episodes, 1951 - 1969) (writer - 249 episodes, 1951 - 1971) (written by - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1965) (original story - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1965)
- Ironside Spoof (1971) ... (writer)
- The Candidate's Director (1971) ... (writer)
- Sheriff Hater (1971) ... (writer)
- Humperdoo's Magic Tire (1971) ... (writer)
- Appleby's Garage Sale (1971) ... (writer)
 1966 Clown Alley (TV Movie)
 1960 Red Skelton Timex Special (TV Special)
 1959 The Red Skelton Chevy Special (TV Special)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (segment "When Television Comes", uncredited)
 1939 The Broadway Buckaroo (Short) (additional dialogue)
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Other Works:

book, Gertrude and Heathcliffe (Scribner, 1974) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Last.fm | Official Site | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard 'Red' Skelton | Cameo appearance

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

If I can make people smile, then I have served my purpose for God. See more »

Trivia:

Appears as the character Freddie the Freeloader on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Early TV Memories issue honoring The Red Skelton Hour (1951). The stamp was issued 11 August 2009. See more »

Trademark:

Always ended his TV show and specials with, "Good night and may God bless." See more »

Nickname:

America's Clown Prince See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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