Flip Wilson

Dec 8, 1933


Born Clerow Wilson. A comedian who was enormously successful on TV for a few years in the '70s, Wilson was TV's first black superstar. One of 24 children, he spent much of his youth in foster homes and ended up in a reform school. He quit high school at 16 and, lying about his age, joined the Air Force. After leaving the service at 21 he worked as a… More


Flip Wilson Videos

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
1 minutes 27 seconds
3 minutes 37 seconds
Uptown Saturday Night
2 minutes 9 seconds

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