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date: 13 August 2020

Wilson, Fliplocked

(08 December 1933–25 November 1998)
  • David Marc

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Wilson, Flip (08 December 1933–25 November 1998), comedian, actor, and writer, was born Clerow Wilson, Jr., in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of Clerow Wilson and Cornelia Wilson, whose maiden name was also Wilson. His father, a handyman, was unable to support the large family of twelve children, and the boy was given up to foster care at an early age. Although his schooling was sporadic, he managed to appear in a number of school plays, including one in which he played the part of ...

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