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Red Skelton

The son of a former circus clown turned grocer and a cleaning woman, Red Skelton was introduced to show business at the age of 7 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 17, he married Edna Marie Stilwell, an usher who became his vaudeville partner and later his chief writer and manager. He debuted on Broadway and radio in 1937 and on film in 1938. His ex-wife/manager negotiated a seven-year Hollywood contract for him in 1951, the same year The Red Skelton Hour (1951) premiered on NBC. For two decades, until 1971, his show consistently stayed in the top twenty, both on NBC and CBS. His numerous characters, including Clem Kaddiddlehopper, George Appleby, and the seagulls Gertrude and Heathcliffe delighted audiences for decades. First and foremost, he considered himself a clown, although not the greatest, and his paintings of clowns brought in a fortune after he left television. His home life was not completely happy--two divorces and a son Richard who died of leukemia at age 9--and he did not hang around with other comedians. He continued performing live until illness, and he was a longtime supporter of children's charities. Red Skelton died at age 84 of pneumonia in Rancho Mirage, California, on September 17, 1997. Red is interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California, in the Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Benediction.

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Jul 18, 1913 в Vincennes, Indiana, USA
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
Впервые появился:
на movie Having Wonderful Time 1938-07-01
Последний проект:
Кино Freddie the Freeloader's Christmas Dinner 1981-11-01
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Freddie the Freeloader's Christmas Dinner
Poster of 11 друзей Оушена
Poster of The Great Diamond Robbery
Poster of Ship Ahoy
Кино Freddie the Freeloader's Christmas Dinner Freddie the Freeloader 1981-11-01
Кино Rudolph's Shiny New Year Father Time / Baby Bear 1976-12-10
Кино That's Entertainment! Himself - at Banquet (archive footage) (uncredited) 1974-06-21
Кино Воздушные приключения The Neanderthal Man 1965-06-03
Кино The Big Parade of Comedy Aubrey Filmore in 'A Southern Yankee' (archive footage) 1964-09-02
Кино 11 друзей Оушена Gambler 1960-02-17
Series Вестингауз – Театр Десиле Unknown 1958-10-06
Кино Public Pigeon No. 1 1957-02-18
Series Шоу Стива Аллена Unknown 1956-06-24
Кино Вокруг Света за 80 дней Drunk in Barbary Coast Saloon 1956-10-17
Series Шоу Дины Шор Unknown 1956-10-05
Кино The Great Diamond Robbery Ambrose C. Park 1954-01-29
Series Кульминация Unknown 1954-10-07
Кино Susan Slept Here Oswald from North Dakota (uncredited) 1954-07-14
Кино The Clown Dodo Delwyn 1953-01-16
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Кино Half a Hero Ben Dobson 1953-05-11
Кино Lovely to Look At Al Marsh 1952-07-01
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Кино Excuse My Dust Joe Belden 1951-06-29
Series The Red Skelton Show Host 1951-09-30
Кино Texas Carnival Cornie Quinell 1951-10-05
Кино Три маленьких слова Harry Ruby 1950-07-12
Кино The Yellow Cab Man Augustus 'Red' Pirdy 1950-04-07
Кино Watch the Birdie Rusty Cammeron 1950-12-11
Кино Neptune's Daughter Jack Spratt 1949-06-10
Series Texaco Star Theater Clem Kadiddlehopper 1948-06-08
Кино The Fuller Brush Man Red Jones 1948-06-01
Series Шоу Эда Салливана Unknown 1948-06-20
Кино A Southern Yankee Aubrey Filmore 1948-08-05
Кино Merton of the Movies Merton Gill aka Clifford Armytage 1947-10-11
Кино The Show-Off J. Aubrey Piper 1946-12-01
Кино Ziegfeld Follies J. Newton Numbskull in 'When Television Comes' 1945-08-13
Кино Bathing Beauty Steve Elliott 1944-07-01
Кино Thousands Cheer Red Skelton 1943-01-01
Кино Du Barry Was a Lady Louis Blore / King Louis XV 1943-08-13
Кино Я сделал это Joseph 'Joe' Rivington Renolds 1943-09-01
Кино Whistling in Brooklyn Wally 'The Fox' Benton 1943-12-01
Кино Ship Ahoy Merton K. Kibble 1942-05-01
Кино Maisie Gets Her Man Herbert P. 'Hap' Hixby 1942-06-01
Кино Panama Hattie Red 1942-09-01
Кино Whistling in Dixie Wally Benton 1942-12-01
Кино The People Vs. Dr. Kildare Vernon Briggs 1941-05-02
Кино Whistling in the Dark Wally Benton 1941-08-08
Кино Lady Be Good Joe 'Red' Willet 1941-09-01
Кино Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day Vernon Briggs 1941-08-22
Кино Flight Command Lieut. 'Mugger' Martin 1940-12-27
Кино Seeing Red Red / Doorman / Coatroom Attendant / Waiter / Emcee 1939-08-25
Кино Having Wonderful Time Itchy 1938-07-01