Legendary actor, Red Skelton, was born Richard Bernard Skelton on Jul 18, 1913 in Vincennes, IN. Skelton died at the age of 84 on Sep 17, 1997 in Rancho Mirage, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.
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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Radio. Red Skelton's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #64 on Jun 18, 1942. In addition, Skelton was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame and Radio Hall of Fame and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 2009. Skelton was never nominated for an Academy Award.
Classic Movie Travels: The Museum of American ComedyBy Annmarie Gatti on Jul 8, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
The Museum of American Comedy is probably one of the most endearing American comics. Maintaining a simple brand of patriotic comedy, stemming from the clowning tradition, Skelton charmed audiences through live performance, radio, and television broadcasts. Skelton stood for ... Read full article
: The Lost Episodes on DVDBy Rick29 on Feb 5, 2014 From Classic Film & TV Cafe
, the clown prince of classic television, dominated U.S. airwaves for 20 years. In fact, when CBS cancelled the The Hour in 1970--after its 19th season--Red's show still ranked in the Top Ten in the Nielsen ratings. CBS's decision was driven by its desire to attract younger, m... Read full article
By Annette Bochenek on Sep 23, 2013 From Hometowns to Hollywood
“I left home because I was hungry.” - is probably one of the most endearing American comics. Maintaining a simple brand of patriotic comedy, stemming from the clowning tradition, Skelton charmed audiences through live performance, radio, and television broadcasts. ... Read full article
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Wally 'The Fox' Benton: Listen, I'm more stubborn when I'm unconscious.
Sylvester: Yeah, well, how can you tell when you're unconscious?
Wally 'The Fox' Benton: [With false bravado] Oh, I got ways. I got ways.
[to an over-sized housekeeper]
Wally 'The Fox' Benton: Aren't you wrestling somewhere tonight?
Augustus 'Red' Pirdy: I was wondering what that thing was right before he hit me with it.
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