Flip Wilson

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Wilson in 1975

Clerow "Flip" Wilson Jr. (8 December 1933 – 25 November 1998) was an African-American comedian whose career was successful in the 1960s and 1970s. He is perhaps best known for his television variety series The Flip Wilson Show, which earned him a Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards.[1][2]

On November 25, 1998, Wilson died from liver cancer in Malibu, California, aged 64.[3]

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  1. "Flip Wilson | American comedian". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  2. Watkins, Mel (1998-11-27). "Flip Wilson, Outrageous Comic and TV Host, Dies at 64". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  3. Richard Natale (1998-11-29). "Flip Wilson dies at 64". Variety. Retrieved 2019-12-21.