- Name: Flip Wilson
- Born: 12/08/1933
- Died: 11/25/1998 (64 years old)
Clerow “Flip” Wilson Jr. (December8, 1933 – November25, 1998) was an American comedian and actor best known for his television appearances during the late 1960s and the 1970s. From 1970 to 1974, Wilson hosted his own weekly variety series, The Flip Wilson Show, and introduced viewers to his recurring character Geraldine. The series earned Wilson a Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards, and at one point was the second highest rated show on network television. Wilson was the first African American to host a successful TV variety show. In January1972, Time magazine featured Wilson’s image on its cover and named him “TV’s first black superstar”.
Birth Name: Clerow Wilson Jr.
Alias: Clerow Wilson Jr.
Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Death Place: Malibu, California, U.S.
Flip Wilson quotes :
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
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
Funny is not a color. Being black is only good from the time you get from the curtain to the microphone.Flip Wilson