Richard Skelton

Richard Bernard Skelton (1913 - 1997)

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Richard Bernard Skelton aka Eheart
Born in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married (to ) in Jackson County, Missouri, USAmap
Husband of — married (to ) in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USAmap
Husband of [private wife (1930s - unknown)]
Father of [private daughter (1940s - unknown)] and
Died in Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, California, USAmap
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Profile last modified | Created 9 Sep 2014 | Last significant change: 20 Nov 2018
17:22: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Richard Skelton. [Thank Nicolas for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Categories: Famous Actors of the 20th Century | Emmy Award Winners of the 20th Century | Vincennes, Indiana | United States Army, World War II | American Notables.


Richard Skelton is Notable.

Richard "Red" Skelton was born July 18, 1913, in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana.[1] According to his biographer, his birth record in Indiana lists his name as "Richard Bernard Eheart," with "Eheart" being a surname his father sometimes used.[2]

He married Edna Stillwell June 1, 1932, in Jackson County, Missouri.[3]

He married Georgia Maureen Davis on March 9, 1945, in Beverly Hills, California. They divorced in November 1971.[4]

He married Lothian Toland October 8, 1973, in San Francisco, California.[5]

Skelton passed away September 17, 1997, in Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, California.[6]


  1. Works Progress Administration. Index to Birth Records. Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.
  2. Hyatt, Wesley (2004). A Critical History of Television's The Red Skelton Show, 1951–1971. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-1732-2. p. 6.
  3. Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
  4. "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2017), Richard Red Skelton and Georgia Maureen Davis, 09 Mar 1945; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,135,953.
  5. State of California. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.
  6. State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.

See also:

  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 August 2018), Richard Bernard Red Skelton, Tennessee, United States, 18 Sep 1997; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, ( : 2014); citing Chattanooga Times Free Press, born-digital text.

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On 6 Apr 2017 at 05:21 GMT Kathy (Anderson) Griffin wrote:

Red was my 4th cousin 3 times removed  :)

On 24 Sep 2014 at 20:17 GMT Karen (Lowe) Tobo wrote:

Thanks, Matt - I've added their children. I assume Valentina is still living - I see she attended the opening of the Skelton museum in Vincennes last year.

On 24 Sep 2014 at 17:50 GMT Matt Pryber wrote:

Richard had two children a daughter born 1947 and a son Richard Freeman born 1948 and passed away 1958

Richard is 24 degrees from Rosa Parks, 25 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 21 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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