9 wins & 4 nominations.
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The Red Skelton Hour
(TV Series) (82 episodes, 1951 - 1969) (writer - 249 episodes, 1951 - 1971) (written by - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1965) (original story - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1965)
Screen Guild Theater, ep. Tight Shoes/broadcast April 12, 1942, which was a Sunday.
3 Print Biographies |
2 Portrayals |
6 Articles |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Richard 'Red' Skelton | Cameo appearance
6' 2" (1.88 m)
Did You Know?
When Harry Cohn
, the notorious - and much despised - head of Columbia Pictures died, seeing the crowd at his funeral prompted this famous Skelton riposte: "It just goes to show you, Harry was right -- If you give the public what they want, they'll always show up."
According to Skelton, in his appearance with Johnny Carson rebroadcast on TCM 7/19/14, his real name was Richard Red Skelton -- Red was really his middle name. When a teacher insisted he come up with a "real" middle name, he chose "Bernard" from the name of a local clothier, and the teacher was satisfied. He was surprised many years latter when FBI director J Edgar Hoover addressed him as "...
Always ended his TV show and specials with, "Good night and may God bless."
The Marcel Marceau of Television