Clerow “Flip” Wilson

Clerow “Flip” Wilson (1933–1998) might not be a household name to the millennials that populate modern metropolises, but to the generation that grew up with disco and the Beatles, Wilson is a fondly remembered comedian who broke social barriers and won the hearts of countless Americans along the way.

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Flip: The Inside Story of TV's First Black Superstar

The author, Kevin Cook, did a fascinating job of shedding light on what Flip went through on the road during the early days of his career as a budding comic. I hope you will enjoy it and appreciate it as much as I did.


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View classic clips of Flip featuring celebrities such as Bing Crosby, Muhammed Ali, and Louis Armstrong. Watch now!


Flip Wilson received 11 Emmy Award nominations and ultimately won a total of two Emmy Awards