Flip Wilson (I) (1933–1998)

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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 Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979) and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974). He was married to Cookie Mackenzie and Lovenia Patricia (Peaches) Wilson. He died on November 25, 1998 in Malibu, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »


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Flip Writer
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh Coach 'Jock' Delaney
The Six Million Dollar Man Billy Parker / The Prime Minister
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 1975 Travels with Flip (TV Movie)
 1975 The Flip Wilson Special (TV Special)
 1974 The Flip Wilson Special (TV Special)
 1974 Flip Wilson... Of Course (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) (based on a story by)
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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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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."


Was sacked from a regular Seven-Up commercial spot in 1981, after being arrested for possession of a small amount of cocaine. See more »

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