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Flip Wilson
1933 - 1998

American comedian. Wilson was at the top of his profession in the early 1970s, when The Flip Wilson Show and his characters "Geraldine" and "Rev. Leroy" were hugely popular. He was born in poverty and raised in foster homes before achieving his success and winning two Emmy awards.

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