Red Skelton

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Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton was an American comedy entertainer. He was best known for his national radio and television shows between 1937 and 1971, especially as host of the television program The Red Skelton Show. He has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio and television, and also appeared in burlesque, vaudeville, films,... read more

Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton was an American comedy entertainer. He was best known for his national radio and television shows between 1937 and 1971, especially as host of the television program The Red Skelton Show. He has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio and television, and also appeared in burlesque, vaudeville, films, nightclubs, and casinos, all while he pursued an entirely separate career as an artist.

Birth Name

Richard Red Skelton

Born

Friday, 18 July 1913

Died

Wednesday, 17 September 1997

Actor Filmography

Mae West: Die verruchte Blonde Self 2021
The Great Buster Self 2018
Pioneers of Television Self, Sheriff Deadeye / Cauliflower McPugg / Self 2008
A/k/a Tommy Chong Self 2006
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special (archive footage) 2001
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days Self 2001
Ed Gein Self 2000
Hollywood Remembers (archive footage) 2000
Television: The First Fifty Years Sheriff Deadeye 1999
The 70th Annual Academy Awards Self (Memorial Tribute) 1998
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Mae West: Die verruchte Blonde Self 2021
The Great Buster Self 2018
Pioneers of Television Self, Sheriff Deadeye / Cauliflower McPugg / Self 2008
A/k/a Tommy Chong Self 2006
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special (archive footage) 2001
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days Self 2001
Ed Gein Self 2000
Hollywood Remembers (archive footage) 2000
Television: The First Fifty Years Sheriff Deadeye 1999
The 70th Annual Academy Awards Self (Memorial Tribute) 1998
Errol Flynn: Portrait of a Swashbuckler Self 1995
Red Skelton: Bloopers, Blunders and Ad-Libs Self - Host / George Appleby / Freddie the Freeloader / Sheriff Deadeye / Willie Lump Lump / Clem Kadiddlehopper / San Fernando Red 1994
Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories Self 1993
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame Self - Inductee - Freddie the Freeloader / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Sheriff Deadeye 1993
Entertaining the Troops Self 1988
Biography Self, Buddy McCoy 1987
American Masters Self 1986
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan Self 1985
That's Dancing! Archival footage from 'Bathing Beauty' 1985
Red Skelton's Funny Faces III Self - Host / Gertrude and Heathcliffe / Clem Kadiddlehopper 1984
Red Skelton: A Comedy Scrapbook Self - Host / Cauliflower McPugg / Gertrude and Heathcliife / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Freddie the Freeloader / Deadeye / George Appleby / Willie Lump Lump / San Fernando Red / Bolivar Shagnasty / Junior - the Mean Widdle Kid / J. Newton Numbskull / Lord Beaverhead / Rusty Morgan / Dodo Delwyn / Harry Ruby / Cornie Quinell 1981
The First 40 Years Self 1980
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary Self / Old Man Watching a Parade 1978
Flying High Red Skelton 1978
CBS: On the Air Self 1978
Rudolph's Shiny New Year Father Time / Baby Bear 1976
That's Entertainment, Part II Clip from 'Three Little Words' / (archive footage) 1976
The 48th Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1976
Dinah! Self 1974
That's Entertainment! Self - at Banquet 1974
Jack Benny's 20th Anniversary TV Special Self 1970
Swing Out, Sweet Land Newspaper Printer 1970
The Dean Martin Show Himself, Self 1965
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes The Neanderthal Man / Ancient Greek Flyer / Medieval Flyer / Winged Bicycle Rider / Winged Car Rider / Jet Pack Tester / Ornithopter Pilot / Passenger in Airport 1965
The Big Parade of Comedy Aubrey Filmore in 'A Southern Yankee' (archive footage) / Aubrey Filmore in 'A Southern Yankee' 1964
Hollywood and the Stars Self 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest, Himself 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself 1961
Ocean's 11 Gambler / Red Skelton 1960
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Self 1958
The Garry Moore Show Clem Kadiddlehopper / Self, Monolog / Self 1958
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Self / Freddie the Freeloader 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1957
Public Pigeon No. 1 Rusty Morgan 1957
Around the World in 80 Days Drunk in Barbary Coast Saloon 1956
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Self 1956
Playhouse 90 Buddy McCoy, Self - Announcing Next Week's Show 1956
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Self - Cameo / Clem Kadiddlehopper, Self - Recipient 1951
Ford Star Jubilee Self 1955
Climax! Rusty Morgan, Self 1954
Shower of Stars Self - Guest Host, Self - Guest Star, Self, Self - Guest Comedian 1954
Susan Slept Here Oswald from North Dakota 1954
Red Skelton Revue Self - Host, Self - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / George Appleby, Self, Willie Lump Lump / Self - Host 1954
The Great Diamond Robbery Ambrose C. Park 1954
Carson's Cellar Self 1953
Half a Hero Ben Dobson 1953
The Clown Dodo Delwyn 1953
The Jackie Gleason Show Self - Guest Host / Freddie the Freeloader 1952
Lovely to Look At Al Marsh 1952
Chesterfield Sound Off Time Self 1951
Texas Carnival Cornie Quinell 1951
The Red Skelton Hour Himself - Host, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper, Self - Host / Freddie the Freeloader, Self - Host / George Appleby, Self - Host, Self - Host / San Fernando Red, Host, Self - Host / Sheriff Deadeye, Self - Host / Cookie the Sailor, Self - Host / Bolivar Shagnasty, Self - Host / Cauliflower McPugg, Self - Host / Junior Cavendish - the Mean Widdle Kid, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Willie Lump Lump, Self - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump, Self - Host / Smithers of Vaudeville Team, Self - Host / George Appleby / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Deadeye, Self - Host / Forsooth, Self - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / Cauliflower McPugg, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Cauliflower McPugg, Self - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / Willie Lump Lump, Self - Host / Pvt. Bolivar Shagnasty, Self - Host (in clips), Self - Host / Sheriff Deadeye / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self (in clips), Self, Sheriff Deadeye, Self - Host / The Baby, Self - Host / US Ambassador, Self - Host / Waiter (sketch) / Dunkin' Doughnuts Salesman, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump / Canadian Mountie Sgt. Strongheart, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump / Cauliflower McPugg / Clem Kadiddlehopper, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump / Cauliflower McPugg / Yankee Carpetbagger, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump / Cauliflower McPugg, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump / Clem Kadiddlehopper / British Lord Beaverhead / Junior Cavendish, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump / Clem Kadiddlehopper / J. Newton Numbskull, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Sheriff Deadeye / J. Newton Numbskull, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump / Dr. Homer Hemoglobin / Deadeye, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump / George Appleby / Freddie the Freeloader / Clem Kadiddlehopper, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump / Gertrude and Heathcliffe / Sherlock Holmes, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump / J. Newton Numbskull / Deadeye, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump / Sailor #1, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump / San Fernando Red, Self - Host / Willie Lump Lump / Sheriff Deadeye / Cauliflower McPugg / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Junior Cavendish, Clem Kadiddlehopper, Freddie the Freeloader, Himself - Cauliflower McPugg, Himself - Freddie the Freeloader, Himself - Host / Dr. Ludwig von Humperdoo / Magician / Fairley T. Forthright / Gertrude and Heathcliffe / Studio Guard, Himself - Host / Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Himself - Host / Self - Host / San Fernando Red / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Himself - Host / Self - Host, Himself, Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper, Host / Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Willie Lump Lump / San Fernando Red / Sheriff Deadeye / Junior Cavendish, Self - Host / Barrister Kelly / Deadeye, Self - Host / Bolivar Shagnasty / George Appleby, Self - Host / Bolivar Shagnasty / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Marionette, Methuselah Skelton, San Fernando Red, Self - Host / Chef Baloney, Self - Host / Chi Sheik Skelton, Self - Host / Chicago Red, Self - Host / Christopher Columbus, Self - Host / Cinderfella, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper (in clips), Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper as John Alden, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Bolivar Shagnasty / Cauliflower McPugg / Willie Lump Lump / George Appleby / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Bolivar Shagnasty, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / British Lord Beaverhead / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Captain Hook, Self - Host / Bonnie Prince Ugly, Self - Host / British Lord Beaverhead / Freddie the Freeloader / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / British Lord Beaverhead, Self - Host / Captain Kidd, Self - Host / Cauliflower McPugg / British Lord Beaverhead / Willie Lump Lump, Self - Host / Cauliflower McPugg / Horrible Humphrey / Golf Pro / Weepy (J. Newton Numbskull), Self - Host / Cauliflower McPugg / MacGumbo the Explorer / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Cauliflower McPugg / San Fernando Red / Clem Kadiddlehopper, Self - Host / Cauliflower McPugg / Willie Lump Lump / Clem Kadiddlehopper, Self - Host / Cauliflower McPugg / Willie Lump Lump, Self - Host / Pvt. Red Skelton, Self - Host / Revere the Photographer / Man Seeking Employment as Waiter-Help Wanted Skit / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Robin Hood, Self - Host / Roman Slave Nauseous / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Romeo Montague, Self - Host / Rupert the Stupert / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Rusty Morgan, Self - Host / Salesman, Self - Host / San Fernando Red / Clem Kadiddlehopper / John Q. American / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / San Fernando Red / Freddie the Freeloader / Willie Lump Lump, Self - Host / San Fernando Red / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / San Fernando Red / Willie Lump Lump / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Sheriff Deadeye / Cauliflower McPugg, Self - Host / Singing Waiter, Self - Host / Sleepy Sam, Self - Host / Slippery Skelton, Self - Host / King Snafu I / Professor von Klein Shagnasty, Self - Host / Mayor / Elevator Operator, Self - Host / Mime Cameo, Self - Host / Mime, Self - Host / Musician, Self - Host / Page Boy, Self - Host / Peter Minuit / Sheriff Deadeye / John Q. Quandary, Self - Host / Pierre the Giglio, Self - Host / Pitchman Pete / Willie Lump Lump / Clem Kadiddlehopper, Self - Host / Pitchman Pete, Self - Host / 'Hot Lips' Morgan, Self - Host / Iowa Pete / Cauliflower McPugg / Willie Lump Lump, Self - Host / J. Weepy Numbskull / Cauliflower McPugg, Self - Host / J. Weepy Numbskull / Clem Kadiddlehopper, Self - Host / J. Weepy Numbskull, Self - Host / Janitor, Self - Host / Junior Cavendish - the Mean Widdle Kid / Gertrude, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / English Barrister, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Freddie the Freeloader, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Gertrude / Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Junior - the Mean Widdle Kid, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Junior Cavendish - the Mean Widdle Kid, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Junior Cavendish / Freddie the Freeloader / George Appleby, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Junior Cavendish / Male Secretary, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Pasquale, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Sam Neanderthal, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Sir Vivian Oblivion, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Wilbur the Happy Husband, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Willie Lump Lum / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Clem Kadiddlehopper / Willie Lump Lump / San Fernando Red, Self - Host / Detective, Self - Host / Ed Norton, Self - Host / Deadeye / George Appleby / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Deadeye / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Deadeye / J. Weepy Numbskull / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Deadeye / Willie Lump Lump, Self - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / Clem Kadiddlehopper, Self - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / Deadeye, Self - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / George Appleby / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / Gertrude and Heathcliffe / American in French Foreign Legion, Self - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / Gertrude and Heathcliffe / Dr. Rudolph Schlepper, Self - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / Cauliflower McPugg / Gertrude and Heathcliffe, Self - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / the Sultan, Self - Host / Freddie the Freeloader / Willie Lump Lump / Gertrude, Self - Host / George Appleby / Paul Revere, Self - Host / George Appleby / San Fernando Red McGraft, Self - Host / George Appleby / Willie Lump Lump / Prince Valiant, Self - Host / George Appleby / Willie Lump Lump, Self - Host / George Appleby / Bolivar Shagnasty, Self - Host / George Appleby / Clem Kadiddlehoppper, Self - Host / George Appleby / Freddie the Freeloader / Heathcliffe, Self - Host / George Appleby / Freddie the Freeloader 1951
Excuse My Dust Joe Belden 1951
Watch the Birdie Grandpop Cammeron / Rusty Cammeron / Pop Cammeron 1950
The Jack Benny Program Self 1950
All Star Revue Himself - Guest Comedian 1950
The Fuller Brush Girl Red Skelton - Fuller Brush Man 1950
Duchess of Idaho Red Skelton 1950
Three Little Words Harry Ruby 1950
The Yellow Cab Man Augustus 'Red' Pirdy 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest 1950
The Ken Murray Show Self 1950
Neptune's Daughter Jack Spratt 1949
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself 1948
A Southern Yankee Aubrey Filmore 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Self, Himself - Comedian, Himself - Guest, Himself - Monologist, Himself, Self - Guest Comedian, Self - Guest Host, Sketch Actor 1948
The Fuller Brush Man Red Jones 1948
Merton of the Movies Merton Gill aka Clifford Armytage 1947
The Luckiest Guy in the World Comedian on Radio 1947
The Show-Off J. Aubrey Piper 1946
Ziegfeld Follies J. Newton Numbskull ('When Television Comes') / J. Newton Numbskull (segment When Television Comes) 1945
Bathing Beauty Steve Elliot / Steve Elliott 1944
Twenty Years After (archive footage) 1944
Whistling in Brooklyn Wally 'The Fox' Benton 1943
I Dood It Joseph Rivington Renolds / Joseph 'Joe' Rivington Renolds 1943
Du Barry Was a Lady King Louis XV / Louis Blore 1943
Thousands Cheer Red Skelton 1943
Whistling in Dixie Wally 'The Fox' Benton / Wally Benton 1942
Panama Hattie Red 1942
Maisie Gets Her Man 'Hap' Hixby / Herbert P. 'Hap' Hixby 1942
Ship Ahoy Merton K. Kibble 1942
We Must Have Music Self 1941
Lady Be Good Joe 'Red' Willet 1941
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day Vernon Briggs 1941
Whistling in the Dark Wally Benton 1941
The People vs. Dr. Kildare Vernon Briggs 1941
Flight Command Lieut. 'Mugger' Martin 1940
Seeing Red Red / Doorman / Coatroom Attendant / Waiter / Emcee 1939
Having Wonderful Time Itchy (as Richard 'Red' Skelton) / Itchy 1938

Producer Filmography

1965 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Actors and Performers Nominated
1963 Emmy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy Nominated
1962 Emmy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy Nominated
1961 Emmy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy Won
1959 Golden Globe Television Achievement Won
1957 Emmy Best Single Performance by an Actor Nominated
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