Red Skelton (1913–1997)


STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 228 this week
The son of a former circus clown turned grocer and a cleaning woman, Red Skelton was introduced to show business at the age of seven by Ed Wynn, at a vaudeville show in Vincennes. At age 10, he left home to travel with a medicine show through the Midwest, and joined the vaudeville circuit at age 15. At age 18, he married Edna Marie Stilwell, an ... See full bio »

Hollywood Romances: Our Favorite Couples

Check out some of our favorite couples in Hollywood.

See the entire gallery

Top Returning Shows for the Rest of 2021

We've put together a list of returning fan-favorite TV shows to keep you busy through the end of the year, no matter your taste.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Provided by Taboola

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 people
created 07 Jan 2015
 
a list of 45 people
created 08 Jan 2014
 
a list of 22 people
created 28 Aug 2011
 
a list of 29 people
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 22 people
created 10 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDb page

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Red Skelton's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

(1951-1971)
Whistling in the Dark Wally Benton
(1941)
Du Barry Was a Lady Louis Blore / King Louis XV
(1943)
I Dood It Joseph Rivington Renolds
(1943)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (12 credits)
 1983 Red Skelton's More Funny Faces (TV Special)
 1981 Standing Room Only (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Red Skelton's Christmas Dinner (1981) ... (story)
 1980 Red Skelton's Funny Faces (TV Movie)
  The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) (121 episodes, 1951 - 1969) (writer - 249 episodes, 1951 - 1971) (written by - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1965) (original story - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1965)
- Ironside Spoof (1971) ... (writer)
- The Candidate's Director (1971) ... (writer)
- Sheriff Hater (1971) ... (writer)
- Humperdoo's Magic Tire (1971) ... (writer)
- Appleby's Garage Sale (1971) ... (writer)
 1966 Clown Alley (TV Movie)
 1960 Red Skelton Timex Special (TV Special)
 1959 The Red Skelton Chevy Special (TV Special)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (segment "When Television Comes", uncredited)
 1939 The Broadway Buckaroo (Short) (additional dialogue)
Show Show Actor (51 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (19 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (80 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (58 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

45rpm recording: Circus / Pledge of Allegiance (Columbia 33149) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Richard 'Red' Skelton | Cameo appearance

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Lothian Toland  (his death) | See more »

Parents:

Joseph E. Skelton | Ida Mae Skelton

Relatives:

Paul Skelton (sibling)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If I can make people smile, then I have served my purpose for God. See more »

Trivia:

His third wife, and widow, the former Lothian Toland, was the only daughter of preeminent cinematographer Gregg Toland. See more »

Trademark:

Always ended his TV show and specials with, "Good night and may God bless." See more »

Nickname:

The Marcel Marceau of Television See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed