Obama channeling Gladys Kravits of Bewitched. Flip Wilson Show (1970-1974) - Flip Wilson as Geraldine Jones with Sammy Davis Jr.

Obama channeling Gladys Kravits of Bewitched. Flip Wilson Show (1970-1974) - Flip Wilson as Geraldine Jones with Sammy Davis Jr.

Born Clerow Wilson, Jr. (December 8, 1933 – November 25, 1998) in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was one of ten children born to Cornelia Bullock and Clerow Wilson, Sr.  Flip Wilson was an African American comedian and actor. In the early 1970s, Wilson hosted his own weekly variety series, The Flip Wilson Show. The series earned Wilson a Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards.[1]  In January 1972, Time magazine featured Wilson's image on their cover and named him "TV's first black superstar"

Born Clerow Wilson, Jr. (December 8, 1933 – November 25, 1998) in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was one of ten children born to Cornelia Bullock and Clerow Wilson, Sr. Flip Wilson was an African American comedian and actor. In the early 1970s, Wilson hosted his own weekly variety series, The Flip Wilson Show. The series earned Wilson a Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards.[1] In January 1972, Time magazine featured Wilson's image on their cover and named him "TV's first black superstar"

Geraldine Jones from the Flip Wilson Show in the 70's.  Watched him growing up.....he was hilarious!

Geraldine Jones from the Flip Wilson Show in the 70's. Watched him growing up.....he was hilarious!

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Studio portrait of comic actor Flip Wilson smiling while wearing a three-piece suit.

Clerow Wilson, Jr., known professionally as Flip Wilson, was an American comedian and actor. In the early 1970s, Wilson hosted his own weekly variety series, The Flip Wilson Show. The series earned Wilson a Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards.

Clerow Wilson, Jr., known professionally as Flip Wilson, was an American comedian and actor. In the early 1970s, Wilson hosted his own weekly variety series, The Flip Wilson Show. The series earned Wilson a Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards.

Flip Wilson(Comedian) Was famous for his character "Geraldine"  and he had his own show the "Flip Wilson Show" 1933-1998

Flip Wilson(Comedian) Was famous for his character "Geraldine" and he had his own show the "Flip Wilson Show" 1933-1998

Clerow Wilson, Jr. (December 8, 1933 – November 25, 1998), known professionally as Flip Wilson, was an American comedian and actor. In the early 1970s, Wilson hosted his own weekly variety series, The Flip Wilson Show. The series earned Wilson a Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards.    In January 1972, Time magazine featured Wilson's image on their cover and named him "TV's first black superstar".

Clerow Wilson, Jr. (December 8, 1933 – November 25, 1998), known professionally as Flip Wilson, was an American comedian and actor. In the early 1970s, Wilson hosted his own weekly variety series, The Flip Wilson Show. The series earned Wilson a Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards. In January 1972, Time magazine featured Wilson's image on their cover and named him "TV's first black superstar".

Flip Wilson's Geraldine   We never missed the Flip Wilson Show. #1960s

Flip Wilson's Geraldine We never missed the Flip Wilson Show. #1960s

From 1975's 'The Cher Show' Elton John, Cher, Flip Wilson & Bette Midler all in Bob Mackie

From 1975's 'The Cher Show' Elton John, Cher, Flip Wilson & Bette Midler all in Bob Mackie

Flip Wilson & George Carlin Funny News Clips. Classic comedy skits. Hippy Dippy

Flip Wilson & George Carlin Funny News Clips. Classic comedy skits. Hippy Dippy

Among the great comedy legends of the 1960s and 1970s stands Flip Wilson. He quietly broke through racial barriers, simply by being funny. He was a personal favorite of Ed Sullivan’s, and made many appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Among the great comedy legends of the 1960s and 1970s stands Flip Wilson. He quietly broke through racial barriers, simply by being funny. He was a personal favorite of Ed Sullivan’s, and made many appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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