Clerow "Flip" Wilson Jr is an American comedian and actor best known for his television appearances in the late 1960s and 1970s. From 1970 to 1974, Wilson hosted a weekly variety show. The Flip Wilson Show and introduces viewers to her recurring character Geraldine. The series won Wilson a Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards, and it was the second highest viewership show on internet in a time. Wilson was the first African-American to host a successful TV variety show. In January 1972, Time magazine featured Wilson on the cover and named him "television's first black superstar." He released several comedy albums in the 1960s and 1970s and won a Grammy for the 1970 album The Devil Made Me Buy This Dress. Wilson continued to be active and acting until the 1990s, but with a diminishing schedule. He hosted a fleeting cover of People are Funny in 1984 and starred in the 1985-1986 sitcom Charlie & Co
|Birth name||Clerow Wilson Jr.|
|Born||December 08, 1933, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Died||November 25, 1998, Malibu, California, U.S.|
|Medium||Stand-up, television, film|
|Notable works and roles||The Flip Wilson Show|
Two-time Emmy Award-winning African American comedian best known for her role as the spunky Geraldine on The Flip Wilson [TV Actor] Show.
After bouncing around foster homes, he lied about his age and joined the US Air Force at the age of 16.
He was dubbed "TV's first black superstar" by Time magazine in 1972.
Lovenia Patricia Wilson was his first wife, whom he married in 1957 and divorced after ten years. He would remarry and divorce Tuanchai MacKenzie over a decade later.
He was said to have impacted Chris Rock [Comedian]'s humorous style.
The Flip Wilson Show - The Flip Wilson Show is an hour-long variety show that originally aired in the United States on NBC from September 17, 1970 to June 27, 1974 .. Geraldine Jones (character) - Geraldine Jones is an African-American fictional character and the most famous recurring character of comedian Flip Wilson. Geraldine plays the role of a southerly and liberally southerly woman who is crudely attractive but loyal to her boyfriend "Killer".. Male actor from Jersey City, New Jersey. Golden Globe (television) winner for best comedy or comedian. African-American male comedian. United States Air Force