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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
Flip Writer
(1970-1974)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest Host / Himself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Comedian / Howard Mann
(1965-1989)
Flip Wilson... Of Course
Flip Wilson... Of Course Himself - Host
(1974)
The Flip Wilson Special
The Flip Wilson Special Himself - Host
(1975)

Filmography

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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 (18 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (76 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (16 credits)
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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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Did You Know?

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."

Trivia:

Stand-up comic and teller of circuitous and outrageous stories, usually in jive slang. While serving in the Air Force, his penchant for crazy dialects led some of his fellow servicemen to think he was 'flipping out', and so the nickname 'Flip' evolved. His commanding officer encouraged him to take up studying and, by the time of his discharge in 1954, he embarked on a career as a professional ... See more »

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