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Red Skelton (1913–1997)


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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Record Album: Red Skelton Conducts Music from the Heart - Composer See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Richard 'Red' Skelton

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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My mother told me something I've never forgotten: 'Don't take life too seriously, son, you don't come out of it alive anyway. See more »

Trivia:

Was the 1961 recipient of the prestigious Connor Award given by the brothers of the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity based out of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also an honorary brother of the fraternity. See more »

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Red hair See more »

Nickname:

The Marcel Marceau of Television See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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