Red Skelton
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1913
Date of Death: 1997
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Occupation: Comedian, Actor, Broadcaster, Clown, Artist, Singer, Composer, Author of Fiction, Screenwriter
Spouse: Three
Children: Valentina, Richard (d. 1958)
Military Branch: United States Army (World War II)
Political Party: Republican Party
Turtledove Appearances:
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Down to Earth
Type of Appearance: On a movie screen
Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton (July 18, 1913 - September 17, 1997) was an American comic actor. He was a top television, movie, and radio star for most of his career. He'd begun as a clown.

Skelton served in the Army at the tail end of World War II. He was married three times.

Red Skelton in WorldwarEdit

In 1964, Red Skelton starred with Bing Crosby in a movie in which the two comedians repeatedly got the best of a number of Lizards.[1]


  1. Down to Earth, pg. 209, pb, 163, hc.