Red Skelton (1913–1997)


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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 »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1951-2016)
Du Barry Was a Lady Louis Blore / King Louis XV
(1943)
I Dood It Joseph Rivington Renolds
(1943)
Whistling in Brooklyn Wally 'The Fox' Benton
(1943)

Filmography

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 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) (79 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)
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Show Show Self (76 credits)
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Other Works:

Print ads for Zenith televisions (1961) 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)
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Personal Quote:

As a longtime painter, I carry around snapshots of my favorite paintings the way other old geezers my age carry around pictures of their grandkids. Grandchildren are wonderful, but a good painting can help support you in your old age. See more »

Trivia:

He insisted on getting his television skits done on the first take, even if it meant ad-libbing around blown lines and failed props. In one famous incident on live television, he managed to ad-lib while a cow defecated on stage ("Not only does she give milk, but also Pet-Ritz pies!"). See more »

Trademark:

Performs and does characters with his brown hat. He performs different characters by changing the way the hat looks and how he wears it See more »

Nickname:

The Marcel Marceau of Television See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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