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He was an artist?

Red Skelton in 1960
Red Skelton in 1960

Red Skelton (July 18, 1913 - September 17, 1997).

Richard Red Skelton was an American entertainer 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. He is known for his many paintings of clowns.

Skelton appears with Donna Reed in the musical comedy film, Thousands Cheer (1943).


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