Flip WilsonClerow Wilson
During his stint in the Air Force, Wilson was nicknamed Flip for his irreverent, flippant humor. The name stuck. The affable comedian's talents were showcased as host of television's The Flip Wilson Show from 1970 to 74. His most memorable character on the variety show was the sassy Geraldine who liked to quip “The devil made me do it” and “What you see is what you get.”Died: Nov. 25, 1998.