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Flip Wilson (1933–1998)

Flip Wilson was born on December 8, 1933 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Clerow Wilson. He was a writer and actor, known for Flip (1970), The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) and Flip Wilson... Of Course (1974). He was married to Cookie Mackenzie and Lovenia Patricia (Peaches) Wilson. He died on November 25, 1998 in Malibu, California... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Flip Writer
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest Host / Himself - Comedian / Howard Mann
Flip Wilson... Of Course
Flip Wilson... Of Course Himself - Host
The Flip Wilson Special
The Flip Wilson Special Himself - Host


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 1974 The Flip Wilson Special (TV Special)
 1970-1974 Flip (TV Series) (writer - 94 episodes)
- Episode #4.18 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.17 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.16 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.15 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.14 (1974) ... (writer)
 1972 Clerow Wilson and the Miracle of P.S. 14 (TV Movie) (story)
Show Show Actor (16 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (77 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (15 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Seven-Ups (1981) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

One of his famous quotes from the Flip Wilson Show is "In the booth, in the back, in the corner, in the dark."


Frequently acted as master of ceremonies at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. See more »

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Miss the Flip fnm86
Anybody remember... ed4evr
Flip is my cousin....I am not lying. tiffanyboards
Does anyone recall an interview...? hasteere
Hope to see him in Heaven:) Redhanded646
Comic Relief II (1987)?? sillygirl8406
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