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Red Skelton
Original name: Richard Bernard Skelton
Birth: Jul. 18, 1913
Knox County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1997
Rancho Mirage
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) 
Family links: 
  Joseph Elmer Skelton (1880 - 1913)
  Ida Mae Fields Soderstrom (1883 - 1966)
  Edna Marie Stillwell Pound (1915 - 1982)*
  Georgia Maureen Davis Skelton (1921 - 1976)*
  Richard Freeman Skelton (1948 - 1958)*
  Denny Ishmel Skelton (1905 - 1943)*
  Red Skelton (1913 - 1997)
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Pneumonia
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Benediction, private room, left side
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2189
Red Skelton
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 Added: Oct. 21, 2017
God bless you on all All Hallow's Eve (early). Happy Halloween! Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Oct. 21, 2017
Thank you for coming to San Carlos California for a live performance in the early 90s. It was an unforgettable performance by a master comedian.
- Martin W
 Added: Oct. 20, 2017
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