Sometimes work is funny…Listening to RED… but getting started?

In June 19, 1992: was  the only in depth sit down interview Red Skelton did in his entire career. This interview won the Iris Award for Best International Show.  While hearing it today it was fun…But imagine how he started selling papers….

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia comes the following…telling how hard he had to work later in life too….getting up a 5AM and only sleeping about 4 hours a nice….writing a story a week and painting too…

I didn’t realize his is only son died…every day he wrote down 5 funny things, 5 things he didn’t know, and all added up to hundreds of books and painting too.,…

but Red was the funniest with every day events…. But according to Wikipedia this how it started

“Because of the loss of his father, Skelton went to work as early as the age of seven, selling newspapers and doing other odd jobs to help his family, who had lost the family store and their home.   He quickly learned the newsboy’s patter and would keep it up until a prospective buyer bought a copy of the paper just to quiet him.

According to later accounts, Skelton’s early interest in becoming an entertainer stemmed from an incident that took place in Vincennes around 1923, when a stranger, supposedly the comedian Ed Wynn, approached Skelton, who was the newsboy selling papers outside a Vincennes theater. When the man asked Skelton what events were going on in town, Skelton suggested he see the new show in town. The man purchased every paper Skelton had, providing enough money for the boy to purchase a ticket for himself. The stranger turned out to be one of the show’s stars, who later took the boy backstage to introduce him to the other performers. The experience prompted Skelton, who had already shown comedic tendencies, to pursue a career as a comic….”

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