Skelton To Be Honored On Postage Stamp

August 10th, 2009

Vincennes native Red Skelton will soon be pictured on a postage stamp.

The United States Postal Service announced the late entertainer will be on one of 20 commemorative stamps honoring the pioneers of early television. The stamp will be dedicated on August 11 in Los Angeles.

A ceremony is also planned for 1 p.m. that day at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center at Vincennes University. The public is invited to attend.

Other early TV shows to be honored in the stamp series include The Honeymooners and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.