Skelton, Red, 1913-1997

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Red Skelton (b. Richard Bernard Skelton, July 17, 1913-d. Sept. 17, 1997), American comedian, radio and television performer.

From the description of Skelton, Red, 1913-1997 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582271

This collection contains material dating primarily from Skelton's first marriage to wife, Edna during the 1930s and 1940s. Included are letters to Red from Don Ameche, Eddie Arnold, Bob Hope, Hedda Harper, Zazu Pitts, Nelson Rockefeller, and Henry Youngman and an unsigned letter to Judy Garland. Also included are several letters and artwork to Edna from Hollywood artist Herb Martin. There are also greeting cards to Red, photographs of Red and Edna, and typed scripts of some of Red's programs.

From the description of Edna and Red Skelton collection, 1936-1956. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 750503971

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Josephine Schlenk and Sophie Schlenk photographs of theatrical performers collection, 1927-1930, 1927-1930 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. RED SKELTON ENTERTAINS WOUNDED MEN AT USN HOSPITAL, BETHESDA, MD
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
creatorOf Skelton, Red, 1913-1997. Red Skelton papers, 1943-1965. Western Illinois University, Malpass Library
referencedIn Markley, Luella. [Culinary ephemera : dairy]. Box 235. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Fox Movietone News Collection. 1957 - 1963. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 1957 - 1963. Movietone News, Vol. 45, No. 39
creatorOf Ball, Lucille, 1911-1989. The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz hour show #8-- "Lucy goes to Alaska." Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Skelton, Red, 1913-1997. Edna and Red Skelton collection, 1936-1956. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn The Railroad hour, radio program [sound recording], 1948-1954 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Allen, Fred, 1894-1956. Mail call, radio program [sound recording]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Parker, Norton S. Papers, 1931-1968. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Marcel Marceau American Collection, 1954-2011 The Ohio State University. Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute.
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [FEB. 2]
referencedIn Sands Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, Nev.). Advertising and Promotion Dept. Sands Hotel Collection. University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [JUNE 1]
referencedIn Indiana Medicine, 1993 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Army - Navy Screen Magazine. 1943 - 1958. ARMY-NAVY SCREEN MAGAZINE, NO. 26
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associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith Kirkwood, Jack. person
associatedWith Parker, Norton S. person
associatedWith Railroad Hour Radio Program corporateBody
associatedWith Sands Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, Nev.). Advertising and Promotion Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Schlenk, Josephine, b. 1908 person
associatedWith Stillwell, Edna. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Tony Micocci person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Variety shows (Radio programs)
Radio scripts
Television scripts
Variety shows (Television programs)
Red Skelton show (Radio program)


Birth 1913-07-18

Death 1997-09-17





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SNAC ID: 38107176