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Red Skelton with the cast of Avalon Time

Avalon Time – Red Skelton’s first radio show

People remember Red Skelton for his decades-long television series, as well as his long film career. But his rise to national prominence actually began on the radio. His first radio appearance was on Rudy Vallée’s The Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour in 1937. Red joked with fellow comic Joe Cook about their respective home towns. The two were invited back two weeks later, and Red appeared again in November.

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