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Red Skelton impersonator delivers memories
and laughs at PWL Heritage House

Oct 4th, 2017

The famous comedian has been gone for 20 years, but Red Skelton’s sophisticated slapstick humour lives on. And it was as current as ever for residents and friends at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville, when tribute artist Allan Greenwood brought his Reflections of Red show to the stage on September 16.

Blast from the past

“It certainly was a ‘blast from the past’,” says recreation coordinator, Kathy Sawchuk, who remembers her father watching The Red Skelton Hour, a television program which ran from 1951-1971. “Al, aka Red, told the story of the real Red and the highlights of his career. There were a few silent mimes and lots of jokes. And of course, we were treated to a visit from Freddie the Freeloader.”

Residents enjoyed themselves

Adds Kathy, “Our residents enjoyed themselves tremendously, as you can see in the photos.” 

Photo: Al Greenwood as Red Skelton as Freddie the Freeloader entertains residents at PWL Heritage House, Vegreville.

More photos at Flickr: Red Skelton impersonator delivers memories and laughs at PWL Heritage House

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