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Database of the life and career of one of America's Clowns, Red Skelton.

Overview Edit

Red Skelton was major comedian on stage, radio, film and television for about 60 years. His style of comedy was mix of finding silly thing with normal actions (Dunking donuts, getting dressed, climing stairs and more), corny jokes, puns with words, characters (drunk, boxer, western sheriff, southern con-man, hen-pecked husband and little child) and storytelling by mime. His career highlights were working as a walkathon comic during the depression, comedy clubs in Canada, performing for President Roosevelt, appearing on Rudy Valee's radio show, a contract with MGM, creating a motivation catch praise during World War II ("I Dood It"), having a television show on the air for 20 years, headlining in Las Vegas, a painter of clowns and bringing meaning to the Pledge of Allegiance.He died September 17 1997.

StagesEdit

Family 1912 and beforeEdit

Grandparents (Newton Skelton, Joseph A. Eheart - Ella Richardville) * Parents (Joseph E. Eheart - Ida Mae Fields) * Brothers (Denny, Chris and Paul)

Home 1913-1922Edit

Vincennes

Theatre 1923-1930 1931-1936 Edit

Walkathon * Canada * Las Vegas

Radio 1937, 1939, 1941 - 1953Edit

Avalon Time * Radio Season

Movie 1938 - 1957Edit

MGM

Television 1951 - 1971Edit

Television Seasons * Cast (Televison) * Guest Stars * Characters

Latest activityEdit

  • discussion page Talk:Valentina Skelton
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    Comment: HI VALENTINA      I'M AN ITALIAN DEALER  specialist in antique jewels and wristwatch in Milan I FIND A RARE UNIVERSAL WATCH mod.Tricompax in yellow...
  • edit TV Season 15 1965-66
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    Summary: Updating the entry for "A Taste of Money"
  • discussion page Talk:TV ep. 17.16 The Christmas Urchin
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    Comment: Desperatly trying to find a copy of this show because Jillana is a friend and quite old now.  She would love to see herself dancing in this episode
  • discussion page Talk:Valentina Skelton
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    Comment: Hello Valentina, this is Wayne Lozier your old neighbor from Pine Valley, Ca. I have always wondered where you ended up. I now live in Yuma, Az. I...
  • discussion page Talk:TV Season 15 1965-66
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    Comment: Does anyone know which dvd set has the season 15 episode 11 show with Robert Morse as a guest star?
  • discussion page Talk:Valentina Skelton
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    Comment: That was  nice of you Steve  after all these years to write  Val and explain ,  May God Bless  --you for doing the right thing,  
  • discussion page Talk:World War II
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    Comment: I've just been told my dad was in the same hospital as Red. Anybody have info?
  • discussion page Talk:Valentina Skelton
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    Comment: I loved your Dad he was one actor I would have loved to meet. He always made me laugh and he was so funny, you are very Blessed to have had him as...
  • discussion page Talk:Valentina Skelton
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    Comment: Hi Valentina Marie Skelton. I am 68 year old woman who grew up watching your father's Red Skelton Show since I was four years old. Every week at the...
  • discussion page Talk:Biography
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    Comment: I was told that he was in the army with my dad are there any picture of the army group he was with? My father died in 1967 when I was a child so I...
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