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Red Skelton Museum Opened in Vincennes



A new museum celebrating the career of the late comedian Red Skelton has opened in his hometown of Vincennes.

Skelton family members took part in a grand opening ceremony Thursday evening on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy features memorabilia and videos about his influence on early television and comedy with his characters, such as Freddie the Freeloader.

Red's daughter Valentina Skelton Alonso says she's not only impressed with the museum, but her father's legacy within the community…



Longtime Skelton friend and "MASH" actor Jamie Farr joined in the opening activities.

Farr says he's surprised Skelton kept so many items from his long career.