Skelton’s Pledge Audio
Pledge of Allegiance by Red Skelton Recorded in January of 1969. Red Skelton telling what each word means in the Pledge of Allegiance.
For those of you who may not know who Red Skelton was:Red Skelton:
(Richard Bernard Skelton)
1913 ~ 1997
Skelton’s father was a circus clown
who died before Red was born. By age 15 Skelton was performing on the
vaudeville circuit, and in the late 1930’s he found work in Broadway,
radio, and film. He performed a comic sketch in The Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
and played in numerous comic movies for MGM, including Du Barry Was a
Lady (1943). His popular TV show, The Red Skelton Show (1951–71),
featured his classic characters Freddy the Freeloader and Clem Kadiddlehopper.
In 1988 he received a Life Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild.