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Red Barnard Skelton
Original name: Richard Skelton
Birth: Jul. 18, 1913
Vincennes
Knox County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1997
Palm Springs
Riverside County
California, USA

Actor, Comedian. As a vaudevillian, member of the MGM pantheon of film stars and then a television pioneer, he parlayed his comedic genius and gentle, if sometimes lonely, soul into a legendary career spanning seven decades, and had a talent for characterization, whether in film ("The Fuller Brush Man") or television ("San Fernando Red," "Freddie the Freeloader," "Clem Kadiddlehopper.") Born in 1913, two months after the death of his father, he was an icon on television for 20 years after debuting in 1951, placing in the ratings top 10 eight times. In later years, his artistic work (usually paintings of clowns) fetched millions. He was married three times, contributed greatly to worthy causes and died a year and a half after his genius and contributions were recognized at the 1996 Academy Awards ceremonies, where he was presented with the Governor's Award. (bio by: Portia) 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Elmer Skelton (1878 - 1913)
  Ida Mae Fields Soderstrom (1883 - 1966)
 
 Spouses:
  Edna Marie Stillwell Pound (1915 - 1982)*
  Georgia Maureen Davis Skelton (1921 - 1976)*
 
 Children:
  Richard Freeman Skelton (1948 - 1958)*
 
 Sibling:
  Denny Ishmel Skelton (1905 - 1943)*
  Red Barnard Skelton (1913 - 1997)
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Pneumonia
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Great Masoleum, Sanctuary of Benediction, private room, left side
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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