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Red Skelton
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    (July 18, 1913-September 17, 1997)
    Star of the 'Red Skelton Show'
    Characters include Clem Kaddiddlehopper, Cauliflower McPugg, Willie Lump-lump, George Appleby, Freddie Freeloader and the seagulls Gertrude and Heathcliffe
    Created paintings of clowns that have sold for up to $80,000 each
    Original inductee in the Clown Hall of Fame (1989)
    Won three Emmys and a Golden Globe
    Appeared in 'Panama Hattie,' 'People vs. Dr. Kildare,' 'The Fuller Brush Man,' 'Ziegfield Follies' and 'The Yellow Cab Man'
    Played himself in 'Oceans Eleven'
    Composed over sixty symphonies
    He died an extremely bitter man.
    He was embittered when his CBS TV show was cancelled (It was in the top 20 for all 20 years it ran).
    He owned some original tapes of his show and ordered they be burned after his death.
    (This sadly deprives younger generations from enjoying some of his work.
    He would laugh at his own jokes.)
    He did a lot of mime.
    As a teen he worked minstrel shows.
    He always worked clean.
    His humor was family acceptable.
    He was the son of a circus clown and cleaning woman.
    His son died at 9 years old of leukemia.
    He was a supporter of children charities.
    He closed each of his TV shows with 'Good night, and may God bless.'
    He was anti alcohol because his father drank himself to death.
    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 98 Votes: 2.04% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 68 Votes: 44.12% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 116 Votes: 45.69% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 42 Votes: 61.90% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 18 Votes: 27.78% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 28 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 27 Votes: 51.85% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 65 Votes: 35.38% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 104 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 107 Votes: 58.88% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 110 Votes: 39.09% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 56 Votes: 35.71% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 266 Votes: 44.36% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 325 Votes: 40.31% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 613 Votes: 42.09% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 802 Votes: 45.39% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 3458 Votes: 43.32% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2038 Votes: 42.39% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 4689 Votes: 48.37% Annoying
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