Red Skelton

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Quotes (15)

  • Red: Congress, Bingo with billions.

  • Red: Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.

  • Red: Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles.

  • Red: (speaking of his character Freddie the Freeloader) He’s nice to everybody because he was taught that man is made in God’s image. He’s never met God in person and the next fella just might be him. I would say that Freddie is a little bit of all of us.

  • Red: The time has come to say good night, My how time does fly. We’ve had a laugh, perhaps a tear, and now we hear good-bye. I really hate to say good night, for times like these are few. I wish you love and happiness, In everything you do. The time has come to say good night, I hope I’ve made a friend. And so we’ll say “May God bless you," Until we meet again

  • Red: Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.

  • Red" All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.

  • Red: People in hell, where do they tell people to go?

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Trivia (25)

  • Red has been honored to play before three Popes and eight U.S. Presidents.

  • Red has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; one for radio, the other for television.

  • Red was a member of the Scottish Rite, a 33rd degree Mason.

  • His father died two months before he was born.

  • He had three older brothers.

  • His career began at age 10 when he left home to join the Travelling Medicine Show.

  • He received the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Governor's Award in 1986.

  • He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

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