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.

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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.

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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


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Red Skelton Quotes:

Wally 'The Fox' Benton: I've got cold spines running up and down my chills.


Mildred Trist: Is there another way out of here?
Red Jones: Yeah, out that window, four floors straight down.


Louis Blore: You remind me of one of those girls in Esquire, the ones with clothes on, of course.


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Red Skelton Facts
In 1960 he purchased the old Charles Chaplin Studios on La Brea Ave., where he produced his weekly television shows. He established Red-Eo-Tape (Red-Tape) Video Productions. His three RCA TK-41 camera mobile units became the first live color production company in Hollywood.

He was awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6763 Hollywood Boulevard and for Television at 6650 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

On May 10, 1976 his ex-wife Georgia Davis committed suicide by gunshot on the 18th anniversary of their son's Richard Freeman Skelton death.

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