Red Skelton

Du Barry Was a Lady
1913 - 1997

Red Skelton  American Actor


Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) was an American entertainer. He was best known for his national radio and television acts between 1937 and 1971, and as host of the television program The Red Skelton Show. Skelt...

Confirmed Relationships3
Longest Relationship26 yrs
Shortest Relationship12 yrs
Average Relationship Length20 yrs, 10 mths
Rumored Relationships2
First Name Red
Last Name Skelton
Full Name at Birth Richard Bernard Skelton
Alternative Name America`s Clown Prince, The Sentimental Clown
Age 84 (age at death) years
Birthday 18th July, 1913
Birthplace Vincennes, Indiana
Died 17th September, 1997
Place of Death Rancho Mirage, California
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Red
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Red Skelton Show
Year(s) Active 1937–1981, 1923–93, 1923–1993
Family Member Valentina Marie Skelton (daughter), Richard Freeman Skelton (son)
Friend Kay Francis, Esther Williams, George Burns, Rags Ragland, Marie McDonald
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Red Skelton84 CancerActor
Lothian Toland-
Georgia Davis54 VirgoActress
Edna Skelton67 GeminiManager
Lupe Velez36 CancerActress
Yvonne De Carlo84 VirgoActress



Onscreen Matchups


88th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade1977 Freddie the Freeloader Riding on Float Movie
Rudolph's Shiny New Year1976 Father Time TV Movie
Standing Room Only1976 Freddie the Freeloader Movie
Swing Out, Sweet Land1970 Newspaper Printer TV Movie
Clown Alley1966 Freddie the Freeloader TV Movie
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes1965 The Neanderthal Man, Passenger on Airport Movie
Ocean's 111960 Gambler Movie
The Milton Berle Show1958 Freddie the Freeloader TV Show
Public Pigeon No. One1957 Rusty Morgan Movie
Around the World in Eighty Days1956 Drunk in Barbary Coast Saloon Movie
Playhouse 901956 Buddy McCoy TV Show
Susan Slept Here1954 Oswald from North Dakota (uncredited) Movie
Climax!1954 Rusty Morgan TV Show
The Great Diamond Robbery1954 Ambrose C. Park Movie
The Clown1953 Dodo Delwyn Movie
Half a Hero1953 Ben Dobson Movie
Lovely to Look at1952 Al Marsh Movie
Texas Carnival1951 Cornie Quinell Movie
The Red Skelton Hour1951 Red Skelton Marionette TV Show
Excuse My Dust1951 Joe Belden Movie
Duchess of Idaho1950 Guest Master of Ceremonies (uncredited) Movie
Three Little Words1950 Harry Ruby Movie
The Yellow Cab Man1950 Augustus 'Red' Pirdy Movie
Watch the Birdie1950 Rusty Cammeron, Pop Cammeron, Grandpop Cammeron Movie
Neptune's Daughter1949 Jack Spratt Movie
A Southern Yankee1948 Aubrey Filmore Movie
The Fuller Brush Man1948 Red Jones Movie
Merton of the Movies1947 Merton Gill aka Clifford Armytage Movie
The Show-Off1946 J. Aubrey Piper Movie
Ziegfeld Follies1946 J. Newton Numbskull ('When Television Comes') Movie
Bathing Beauty1944 Steve Elliot Movie
Radio Bugs1944 Red Skelton (voice, uncredited) Short Film
Du Barry Was a Lady1943 Louis Blore Movie
I Dood It1943 Joseph Rivington Renolds Movie
Thousands Cheer1943 Red Skelton Movie
Whistling in Brooklyn1943 Wally 'The Fox' Benton Movie
Panama Hattie1942 Red Movie
Ship Ahoy1942 Merton K. Kibble Movie
Whistling in Dixie1942 Wally 'The Fox' Benton Movie
Maisie Gets Her Man1942 'Hap' Hixby Movie
Lady Be Good1941 Joe 'Red' Willet Movie
Whistling in the Dark1941 Wally Benton Movie
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day1941 Vernon Briggs Movie
The People vs. Dr. Kildare1941 Vernon Briggs Movie
Flight Command1940 Lieut. 'Mugger' Martin Movie
Seeing Red1939 Red, Doorman, Coatroom Attendant Short Film
Broadway Buckaroo, The1939 Red Movie
Having Wonderful Time1938 Itchy (as Richard 'Red' Skelton) Movie
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wjerryzApr 12

Red was one of the very best comedians. I really enjoyed both his movies and TV shows

CraigSnyderMay 15, 2013

Red Skelton was one of the people I grew up watching on TV.

carl lairJun 11, 2010

he came into our living room once a week , first on radio then on tv , and he made us laugh... thank him for that.

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