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Flip Wilson (1933–1998)


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 Uptown Saturday Night (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 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Flip
Flip Writer
(1970-1974)
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh Coach 'Jock' Delaney
(1979)
Uptown Saturday Night
Uptown Saturday Night The Reverend
(1974)
Charlie & Co.
Charlie & Co. Charlie Richmond
(1985-1986)

Filmography

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 1974 The Flip Wilson Special (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) (story)
Show Show Actor (19 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (75 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Colgate (1986) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »
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Did You Know?

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."

Trivia:

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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