- 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.
- 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
- 1973, Emmy — Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety or Music: Nominee
- 1972, Emmy — Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical (Variety and Popular Music): Nominee
- 1973, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Musical Series: Nominee
- 1971, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Series - Musical: Winner
- 1972, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Series - Musical: Nominee
- 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
- 1971, Emmy — Outstanding Writing Achievement in Variety or Music: Winner
- David Wilson — Son
- Lovenia Patricia Wilson — Ex-wife
- Kevin Wilson — Son
- Stacey Wilson — Daughter
- Cookie Mackenzie — Ex-wife
- Cornelia Wilson — Mother
- Clerow Wilson Sr. — Father
- Michelle Trice — Daughter
- Tamara Wilson — Daughter
- Blonell Pittman — Ex-significant Other
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