Red Skelton Movies List

Red Skelton
Red Skelton
Vincennes, Indiana, USA
Having Wonderful Time

Actor Red Skelton Filmography

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Freddie the Freeloader's Christmas Dinner
Artist: Red Skelton , Vincent Price , Imogene Coca
Release date: 01-11-1981
Rudolph's Shiny New Year
Release date: 10-12-1976
That's Entertainment, Part II
Director: Gene Kelly
Release date: 17-05-1976
That's Entertainment Collection
Release date: 21-06-1974
11 a la medianoche
11 a la medianoche ( English )
Director: Akim Tamiroff
Music Director: Philip W. Anderson
Release date: 10-08-1960
Around the World in Eighty Days
Director: James Poe , William Cameron Menzies , Fred Sersen , Sidney Cutner
Music Director: Lionel Lindon
Release date: 17-10-1956
Susan Slept Here
Susan Slept Here ( English )
Director: Frank Tashlin
Music Director:
Release date: 14-07-1954
The Great Diamond Robbery
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 29-01-1954
Half a Hero
Half a Hero ( English )
Artist: Red Skelton , Jean Hagen , Mary Wickes , Frank Cady , Dabbs Greer
Director: Don Weis
Release date: 11-05-1953
The Clown
The Clown ( English )
Artist: Red Skelton , Jane Greer , Tim Considine , Loring Smith , Philip Ober
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 16-01-1953
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Red Skelton Biography

The son of a former circus clown turned grocer and a cleaning woman, Red Skelton was introduced to show business at the age of 7 by Ed Wynn, at a vaudeville show in Vincennes. At age 10, he left home to travel with a medicine show through the Midwest, and joined the vaudeville circuit at age 15. At age 17, he married Edna Marie Stilwell, an usher who became his vaudeville partner and later his chief writer and manager. He debuted on Broadway and radio in 1937 and on film in 1938. His ex-wife/manager negotiated a seven-year Hollywood contract for him in 1951, the same year The Red Skelton Hour (1951) premiered on NBC. For two decades, until 1971, his show consistently stayed in the top twenty, both on NBC and CBS. His numerous characters, including Clem Kaddiddlehopper, George Appleby, and the seagulls Gertrude and Heathcliffe delighted audiences for decades. First and foremost, he considered himself a clown, although not the greatest, and his paintings of clowns brought in a fortune after he left television. His home life was not completely happy--two divorces and a son Richard who died of leukemia at age 9--and he did not hang around with other comedians. He continued performing live until illness, and he was a longtime supporter of children's charities. Red Skelton died at age 84 of pneumonia in Rancho Mirage, California, on September 17, 1997. Red is interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California, in the Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Benediction.

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