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The Red Skelton Hour 

The Red Skelton Show (original title)
Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »
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 Himself - Host / ... (651 episodes, 1951-2016)
David Rose and His Orchestra ...
 Themselves (641 episodes, 1951-1971)
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

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30 September 1951 (USA)  »

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(1951-1955 and 1958-1965)| (1955-1958 and 1965-1971)

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1.33 : 1
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Just four months after starting this show, Skelton earned Emmys for best comedy show of the year and best comedian. See more »

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Referenced in Not Fade Away (2012) See more »

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Holiday for Strings
by David Rose and Sammy Gallop
WB Music Corporation (ASCAP)
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Yes, May the Lord Bless Red ****
19 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Red Skelton was still another major star who made the transition from movies to television with ease.

His shows certainly brought a laughter to the American households of years back.

He would begin the show with an opening monologue. Afterwards, we would have a variety of characters. Remember Gertrude and Heathcliff in the monologue? How can we ever forget San Fernando Red? I remember one episode where as a king Red introduced his queen by referring to her as your fatness.

Go know that Red would use his comedic talents to really hide from his tragic life. He lost a son to leukemia at age 11 or so. His wife, Georgia, died by suicide.


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