We were staying at a hotel in Reno, where Red Skelton was appearing in the casino dinning room.
The morning of his apperance, we stopped to check out. There was a man standing there, talking to to the girls behind the desk. As he turned to go, I saw his face, to my surprise it was Red himself. And being the smart person that I am, I pointed my finger at him and said "Hey your Red Skeleton!" And this gray haired man changed with a smile to a little boy, and said "That's me."
We talked and found him to be a warm and friendly person. We walked outside with him, where a man was waiting for him with a golf cart. He was there to take Red from the hotel to the casino. There was a sign on the front of the cart that read, "Look Out Ahead Here Comes Red". He got in and they took off. To late, I remembered I hadn't ask for his autograph.
March 12, 79"
|Picture from Madame Pickwick Blog|