9 wins & 4 nominations.
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The Red Skelton Hour
(TV Series) (78 episodes, 1951 - 1969) (writer - 249 episodes, 1951 - 1971) (written by - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1965) (original story - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1965)
Wrote the introductions for his collection of famous ghost stories "A Red Skel(e)ton in Your Closet".
3 Print Biographies |
2 Portrayals |
6 Articles |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Richard 'Red' Skelton
6' 2" (1.88 m)
Did You Know?
I think most of today's comedians are victims of laughter...they get nervous and resort to an insult or a four-letter word for a quick, cheap laugh. That goes on night after night until the whole act is cheapened. But that doesn't last. Usually, a couple of years later they are remembered only as the old what's-his-name who used all the dirty words.
In a People Magazine interview late in his life, Skelton admitted that he fudged his officially accepted birth year, but did not elaborate. The year 1910 is sometimes given instead of 1913, but Skelton's biographer Arthur Marx claims that the comedian told close associates he was really born in 1906.
Always ended his TV show and specials with, "Good night and may God bless."
The Marcel Marceau of Television