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Flip Wilson Fast Facts:
Received the nickname Flip from Air Force barracks mates for his penchant for telling such outlandish stories that they thought he was "flipping out."
Got his big break in 1965, when Johnny Carson asked Redd Foxx who was the funniest comic around and Foxx immediately replied ''Flip Wilson."
Hired Richard Pryor and George Carlin to write and perform on his variety hour,
The Flip Wilson Show
Was deemed "TV's First Black Superstar" by Time magazine in 1972.
His line "the devil made me do it" became a national catchphrase in the 1970s.
Flip Wilson Relationships:
Clerow Wilson Sr. - Father
Lovenia Patricia Wilson - Ex-wife
Tamara Wilson - Daughter
Blonell Pittman - Ex-significant Other
Kevin Wilson - Son
Stacey Wilson - Daughter
David Wilson - Son
Cookie Mackenzie - Ex-wife
Cornelia Wilson - Mother
Michelle Trice - Daughter
Flip Wilson Awards:
1973 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Musical Series - Nominee
1972 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Series - Musical - Nominee
1971 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
1972 Golden Globe: Actor in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy Series or Television Movie - Nominee
1971 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Series - Musical - Winner
1973 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1972 Emmy: Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical (Variety and Popular Music) - Nominee
1971 Emmy: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety or Music - Winner
1973 Emmy: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety or Music - Nominee
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