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Flip Wilson

Birth name Clerow Wilson, Jr.
Born (1933-12-08)December 8, 1933
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died November 25, 1998(1998-11-25) (aged 64)
Malibu, California, United States
Medium Stand-up, television, film
Nationality American
Years active 1963–97
Spouse Lavenia Patricia “Peaches” Wilson nee Dean (m. 1957; div. 1967)
Tuanchai MacKenzie (m. 1979; div. 1984)
Notable works and roles The Flip Wilson Show

Don't order one for the road, because the road is already laid out.
You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine.
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My happiest memory of childhood was my first birthday in reform school. This teacher took an interest in me. In fact, he gave me the first birthday presents I ever got: a box of Cracker Jacks and a can of ABC shoe polish.
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When you're hot, you're hot; when you're not, you're not.
Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don't get sick you're missing half the fun.
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The cost of living is going up and the chance of living is going down.
Things can be funny only when we are in fun. When we're 'dead earnest,' humor is the only thing that is dead.
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It's later than it's ever been.
I was number one in the ratings four times last year and twice this season. What could be more damn equal than that? If they get any more equal, I don't want it.
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Funny is an attitude.
Violence is a tool of the ignorant.
It would be ridiculous for me to say anything negative regarding blacks having an equal opportunity on TV.
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Funny is not a color. Being black is only good from the time you get from the curtain to the microphone.
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My main point is to be funny; if I can slip a message in there, fine.
My show is my statement. What I have to say is on the screen. My life is my own. I don't want to talk about my private self. Why should I?
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I think Mr. Wilson will have to be the rest of the way alone.
The devil made me do it.