Red Skelton

1913 - 1997

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Richard Red Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) 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. Skelton began developing his comedic and pantomime skills from the age of 10, when he became part of a traveling medicine show. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Red Skelton has received more than 3,011,106 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Red Skelton is the 46th most popular presenter (down from 44th in 2019), the 8,330th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,973rd in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Presenter.

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Among presenters, Red Skelton ranks 46 out of 109Before him are Walter Winchell, Alex Trebek, Benny Hinn, Jee Seok-jin, Stephen Colbert, and Ryan Dunn. After him are Al Sharpton, Huell Howser, Charlie Rose, Ana Rosa Quintana, Jerry Doyle, and Terry Wogan.

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Among people born in 1913, Red Skelton ranks 270Before him are Frank Swift, Gangubai Hangal, Bernard Lovell, Theo Helfrich, François Bourbotte, and Sammy Cahn. After him are Maria Kwaśniewska, Barbara Pym, Tony Martin, Jim Backus, Julie Gibson, and Gardnar Mulloy. Among people deceased in 1997, Red Skelton ranks 222Before him are Laura Nyro, Sheldon Leonard, Henry Vestine, Owen Barfield, Joanna Moore, and Ivor Allchurch. After him are Kåre Holt, Francis Johnson, Frank Parker, Robert Serber, LaVern Baker, and Reinhard Lauck.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Red Skelton ranks 8,330 out of 15,968Before him are Mildred Dunnock (1901), Alberta Hunter (1895), Mary Lynn Rajskub (1971), Gregory Porter (1971), William Rosecrans (1819), and Jena Malone (1984). After him are Sasha Mitchell (1967), Sterling Holloway (1905), Natasha Lyonne (1979), Roger Stone (1952), Edmund White (1940), and Jonah Falcon (1970).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

Among presenters born in United States, Red Skelton ranks 30Before him are Rush Limbaugh (1951), Jon Stewart (1962), Jimmy Kimmel (1967), Walter Winchell (1897), Stephen Colbert (1964), and Ryan Dunn (1977). After him are Al Sharpton (1954), Huell Howser (1945), Charlie Rose (1942), Jerry Doyle (1956), Drew Carey (1958), and Maury Povich (1939).