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Red Skelton

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Source: Wikipedia

Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) was an American entertainer. He was best known for his national radio and television acts between 1937 and 1971, and as host of the television program The Red Skelton Show. Skelton, who has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio and television, also appeared in vaudeville, films, nightclubs, and casinos, all while he pursued an entirely separate career as an artist.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Richard Bernard Skelton
  • Born: July 18, 1913 Vincennes, Indiana, United States
  • Died: September 17, 1997 (aged 84) Rancho Mirage, California, United States
  • Years active: 1923–1993
  • Spouse: Edna Marie Stillwell (m. 1931; div. 1943) Georgia Davis (m. 1945; div. 1971) Lothian Toland (m. 1973; his death 1997)
  • Children: Valentina (1947-) Richard Freeman (1948-1958)

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Miriam Nelson, early TV and film choreographer who had stars dancing in her footsteps, dies at 98
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-08-21 23:15:00
She choreographed pivotal scenes in the films “The Apartment,” “Breakfast at Tiffany's” and “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” and she also conceived the dance moves for Judy Garland's first TV special, two Academy Awards telecasts and episodes of “The Red Skelton Hour,” “The Lucy Show” and “The Bob...

Monica Lewis, Actress, Singer, Dies at 93
Variety, 2015-06-12 20:13:42
Monica Lewis, a former Benny Goodman vocalist who headlined the very first broadcast of “The Ed Sullivan Show,” was the voice of the popular Chiquita Banana cartoons, clowned opposite Jerry Lewis, Red Skelton and Danny Kaye, and had co-starring roles in such films as “Earthquake,” “Airport 1975” and “The Concorde ...

Terry Kyne, Director of ‘Red Skelton Show,’ Dies at 83
Variety, 2014-08-21 23:41:44
Terry Kyne, a producer and director of television in Canada and the U.S., died of natural causes in Dana Point, Calif., on June 7. He was 83. Kyne produced and directed Canada’s top-rated satirical comedy variety series, “Nightcap,” and more than 500 episodes of other CBC shows in a wide ...

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