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Red Skelton

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Red Skelton
BornRichard Bernard Skelton
July 18, 1913
Vincennes, Indiana, U.S.
DiedSeptember 17, 1997 (age 84)
Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.

Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) was an American entertainer best known for being a national radio and television comedian between 1937 and 1971. Skelton, who has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, began his show business career in his teens as a circus clown and continued on vaudeville and Broadway and in films, radio, TV, nightclubs, and casinos, all while he pursued an entirely separate career as an artist.


Skelton visited the Tom Mullica's Tom-foolery in 1980 and they became friends.

Skelton performed one of his rare magic acts at the Loop Theater which included his version of the passe-passe bottles.[1]


  1. Undiluted Hocus-Pocus, the autobiography of Martin Gardner (2013)
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