Skelton, Red

Skelton, Red

(1910–) comedian with zaniness personified in characters such as Freddie the Freeloader and Clem Kaddiddlehopper. [TV: “The Red Skelton Show” in Terrace, II, 238]
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At these reunions I had to play the part of host--to meet and entertain fat mercantile parvenus who were impossible by reason of their rudeness and braggadocio, colonels of various kinds, hungry authors, and journalistic hacks-- all of whom disported themselves in fashionable tailcoats and pale yellow gloves, and displayed such an aggregate of conceit and gasconade as would be unthinkable even in St.