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Richard Skelton

 (1913 - 1997)
Richard Red Skelton was active/lived in California, Indiana.  Richard Skelton is known for amateur-head and figure.

Biography   Richard Skelton


Richard Red Skelton was born in Vincennes, Indiana on July 18, 1913.  As a teenager Skelton worked in a circus and continued as an entertainer in vaudeville.  By the 1930s he had his own radio show and within a few years had become one of the most popular comedians in the movies.  During his leisure he became a competent painter, mostly of clowns.   He died in Palm Springs, CA on September 17, 1997. 

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"


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