Classic Movie Hub (CMH)
 
 

Red Skelton Overview:

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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

.

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.

BlogHub Articles:

Classic Movie Travels: The Museum of American Comedy

By 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 DVD

By 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


See all articles

Red Skelton Quotes:

Wally 'The Fox' Benton: [after failing to walk through a wall] Pardon me. I thought I was Mr. Jordan!


May Daly: I see you want to buy me.
Louis Blore: Gosh no, Miss Daly, I want to marry you!


Aubrey Filmore: Let's talk about living.


read more quotes from Red Skelton...



Share this page:
Also a Cancer






See All Cancers >>
Grauman's Imprints

Also at Grauman's




See All Imprint Ceremonies >>
Red Skelton on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame




See All Walk of Fame Stars >>
Red Skelton Facts
The pressures of entertaining troops, fulfilling his duties as a soldier, and heavy alcohol use resulted in Skelton's hospitalization for a nervous breakdown in 1945.

The Red Skelton Festival, June 14, 2008 in Vincennes, featured the "Parade of a Thousand Clowns," an Evening of Music, with Crystal Gayle, and clown seminars.

A bridge was built and named after him that spans the Wabash River separating Indiana and Illinois on US 50, just outside his hometown of Vincennes, Indiana. Vincennes University is also building a Performing Arts Center in his memory.

See All Related Facts >>
Radio Hall of Fame

Also in the Radio Hall of Fame


See All Radio Hall of Fame Inductees >>
Television Hall of Fame

Also in the Television Hall of Fame


See All Television Hall of Fame Inductees >>
error