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Happy Birthday: Flip Wilson (1933-1998)
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On this date in 1933, Flip Wilson was born. He was an African American entertainer and the most visible Black comedian of the early 1970s. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., the tenth of 24 children. Clerow Wilson (his given name) was a troublesome and troubled child in his youth. His family was extremely poor, he ran away from several reform schools, and was ultimately raised in foster homes. His

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Topic: Politics & Society


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