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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.

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

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