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Flip Wilson

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Birthday
8, 1933
Birthplace
Jersey City, NJ
Death Date
Nov 25, 1998 (64)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1933
Birthplace
Jersey City, NJ
Death Date
Nov 25, 1998 (64)

About

Two-time Emmy Award-winning African American comedian who often played the sassy Geraldine on the television variety show, The Flip Wilson Show.

Before Fame

He lied about his age and joined the U.S. Air Force at 16 years old after bouncing around foster homes.

Trivia

In 1972, Time magazine called him TV's first black superstar.

Family Life

He married first wife, Lovenia Patricia Wilson in 1957 and they divorced after 10 years. He would remarry and divorce over a decade later with Tuanchai MacKenzie.

Associated With

He was known to have influenced the comedic style of Chris Rock.