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About Flip Wilson
Flip Wilson was the stage name of American comedian and actor Clerow Wilson Jr. He set a record in the 1970s when he became the first African American to have a successful variety show on television. He hosted the show, “The Flip Wilson Show” from 1970 to 1974. Prior to getting his breakthrough as a guest on “The Tonight Show” and “The Ed Sullivan Show” in the mid-1960s, he had performed as a stand-up act in various nightclubs and at the Apollo Theater.
He grew up along with nine siblings. After his mother, Cornelia Bullock abandoned them when he was seven, his handyman father, Clerow Wilson Sr. sent most of them to foster homes. He was married to Lavenia Patricia Dean from 1957 to 1967 and then to Tuanchai MacKenzie from 1979 to 1984. He had one child with the latter and four with Blonell Pitman, his common-law wife.
He won two Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe Award.
He died on November 25, 1998 from liver cancer.
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Famous quotes by Flip Wilson
Funny is an attitude.Flip Wilson
Funny is not a color. Being black is only good from the time you get from the curtain to the microphone.Flip Wilson
Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don't get sick you're missing half the fun.Flip Wilson
I think Mr. Wilson will have to be the rest of the way alone.Flip Wilson
My happiest memory of childhood was my first birthday in reform school. This teacher took an interest in me. In fact, he gave me the first birthday presents I ever got: a box of Cracker Jacks and a can of ABC shoe polish.Flip Wilson
My main point is to be funny if I can slip a message in there, fine.Flip Wilson
Things can be funny only when we are in fun. When we're 'dead earnest,' humor is the only thing that is dead.Flip Wilson
You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine.Flip Wilson
F.A.Q. about Flip Wilson
When is his birthday?
Flip Wilson's birthday is on December 8, 1933.
In how many days is his birthday?
Flip's birthday is in 8 days
How old was Flip when he died?
He was 64 years old.
When did he die?
He died in November 25, 1998.
How old would he be today?
Flip Wilson would be 87 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Flip from?
He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S..
Flip Wilson's Popularity
Flip Wilson was a famous American comedian and actor, who was born on December 8, 1933. As a person born on this date, Flip Wilson is listed in our database as the 46th most popular celebrity for the day (December 8) and the 56th most popular for the year (1933).
People born on December 8 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Flip Wilson is the 1199th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Flip Wilson's birthday, Flip Wilson is the 10108th most famous American and ranks 15th in famous people born in Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
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