Red Skelton. I had him on my flight to Minot, ND many years ago. We had a mechanical delay and he performed in the gate area to keep the passengers entertained. After we got to Minot he stopped by the cockpit to say thanks for the safe flight and God bless! What a class act he was.(not my story) but a good one!
Red Skelton, who has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, began his show business career in his teens as a circus clown and continued on vaudeville and Broadway and in films, radio, TV, night clubs, and casinos, all while he pursued an entirely separate career as an artist.