Red Skelton biography

Red Skelton with his artwork, 1948
Biography of Red Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) If some day you’re not feeling well, you should remember some little thing I have said or done and if it brings a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart then my purpose as...
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Red Skelton Christmas Show

Red Skeltons Christmas Show
Red Skelton Christmas Show, featuring “Freddie and the Yuletide Doll”, as well as guest-starring Harpo Marx Red Skelton Christmas Show is a wonderful collection from Red Skelton’s long-running television series. It consists of three routines: Freddy and the Yuletide Doll Willy LumpLump’s sideways room The Silent Spot, co-starring...
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The banning of the Pledge of Allegiance

The banning of the Pledge of Allegiance
Back in 1969,  Red Skelton on his television show presented the  Pledge of Allegiance, as he’d been taught it in the fourth grade by his teacher, a Mr. Laswell. It’s a powerful presentation, and I urge you to follow the text link above and read it for yourself or...
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Red Skelton, father of 7-pound daughter

Red Skelton holding baby Valentina
(the birth announcement of Red Skelton’s daughter, Valentina, originally published in The Meriden Daily Journal on May 6, 1947) Santa Monica, Calif. May 5. (AP) Mrs. Red Skelton, wife of the comedian, gave birth to a baby girl weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces at St. John’s Hospital Monday....
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Red Skelton to wed Montana girl

[Originally published in the Daytona Beach Morning Journal – Feb 13, 1945] Richmond, Va. Feb. 12 – (AP) – Pvt. Richard “Red” Skelton, the radio comedian and motion picture actor, said here today that he and Miss Georgia Davis, of Kalispell, Mont. would be married soon, if he...
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Leave Arm in Arm

Edna Stillwell Skelton
Leave Arm in Arm – Red Skelton, ex-Wife, Still Together After Court Gives Divorce (originally printed in the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, February 12, 1943) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 – Edna Marie Skelton on Thursday divorced Richard (Red) Skelton, the comedian, and then left the Hall of Justice on the...
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