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Skip Stephenson

Skip StephensonAKA Charles F. Stephenson

Born: 18-Apr-1940
Birthplace: Omaha, NE
Died: 18-May-1992
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Omaha, NE

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Comic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Real People

Born in Omaha, Skip Stephenson attended the University of Omaha for one year before becoming a DJ at KCOW-AM in Alliance, Nebraska. For thirty years, he was an active stand-up comic. In 1979, with Sarah Purcell and John Barbour, he was hired as co-host of Real People, a pioneering reality TV show featuring ordinary individuals with amusing hobbies or occupations. He made occasional appearances on game shows, including Match Game and Hollywood Squares. Stephenson released a comedy album in 1980 and a video in 1991. A smoker, he died at the young age of 51 from a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles. Words on his tombstone: "Procrastination ends here."

    High School: Holy Name High School, Omaha, NE (1958)
    University: University of Omaha (one year)

    Heart Attack 18-May-1992
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    TELEVISION
    Real People Co-Host (1979-84)

Comedy albums:
The Real Comedy of Skip Stephenson (1980)
My Dog Thinks I'm Funny (1985, cassette)
Skip Stephenson Live at the Comedy Store (1991, video)


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