World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Skip Stephenson

Article Id: WHEBN0002294908
Reproduction Date:

Title: Skip Stephenson  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Real People, Laura Combes, List of people from Omaha, Nebraska, List of people from Nebraska, Battle of the Network Stars
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Skip Stephenson

Skip Stephenson
Birth name Charles Frederick "Skip" Stephenson
Born (1940-04-18)April 18, 1940
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Died May 18, 1992(1992-05-18) (aged 52)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active 1971–1992
Genres Observational comedy
Subject(s) Current events

Charles Frederick "Skip" Stephenson (April 18, 1940 – May 18, 1992) was an American actor and comedian. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and graduated in 1958 from Holy Name High School. After attending a year at University of Omaha, Stephenson took a job as a DJ in Alliance, Nebraska.

In the 1970s he moved to Los Angeles, where he performed stand-up comedy at the L.A. Cabaret Comedy Club in Encino and the legendary Comedy Store. His big break came in 1979 as the co-host of NBC's Real People. Wearing bright crew-necked sweaters, he was known for his quirky comments and playful flirtings with co-host Sarah Purcell.

Alongside this success came appearances on The Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Match Game, Hollywood Squares, Password Plus, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Dinah Shore Show and The Merv Griffin Show. He released a comedy album, The Real Comedy of Skip Stephenson on Laff Records. His career declined after the cancellation of Real People. He dabbled in country music in 1982. In 1991, he starred in the video Skip Stephenson Live at the Comedy Store.

Stephenson died of a heart attack at his home in 1992 exactly one month after his 52nd birthday.

External links

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.