Marcel Marceau of Television, The

For 20 years the comic genius of Red Skelton entertained America. One of the regular features on THE RED SKELTON SHOW/NBC/CBS/1951-71 was “The Silent Spot” where Red skillfully performed pantomime sketches which made us laugh and made us cry.

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From a staggering drunk, to a man trying to lift a heavy suitcase, to an old man at a parade (a classic skit he often performed), he truly was the Marcel Marceau of Television.

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Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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