Red Skelton

Red Skelton bio

Birth Name: Richard Bernard Skelton

Occupation: TV Actor

Place Of Birth: IN

Date Of Birth: July 18, 1913

Date Of Death: September 17, 1997

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Red Skelton was born on the 18th of July, 1913. He was best known for being a TV Actor. Actor known as a TV clown who portrayed Clem Kadiddlehopper in The Raleigh Cigarette Program. He’s also notable for hosting his self-titled show called The Red Skelton Show. He was a long-time national radio and television star for 34 years.

Red Skelton was born in IN. After the death of his father, he first started work at the age of seven as a newspaper salesman. His first audition was at age 10 for a role in a medicine show. He was perhaps most popular for his artworks of clowns, which was said to have earned him more money than his acting work.

Red Skelton was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Red Skelton was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Richard Bernard Skelton is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Red Skelton’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Red Skelton’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Red Skelton kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Red Skelton was born in the Year of the Ox.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Richard Bernard Skelton
NICKNAME: America’s Clown Prince, The Sentimental Clown, Richard Bernard Skelton, Red Skelton
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Red Skelton was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Red Skelton was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: Red Skelton had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Red Skelton’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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