Friday, May 19, 2006

Flip Wilson Latest Celebrity To Inspire Bio-Pic

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Ray Charles and Johnny Cash inspired hit films and now Flip Wilson could be added to the list.

That’s what his daughter, Tamara Wilson, is hoping.

She’s currently in pre-production on a biographical film about her famous Dad, whose variety show was one of the most popular of the early 1970s.

Wilson’s biggest character was the sassy black woman Geraldine, whose catch phrase, “The devil made me do it,” was all the rage.

But while Wilson was a TV pioneer, Tamara says he fell off the U.S. radar in the 1980s. Now, she admits, “No one under 30 really knows who is.”

She wants the proposed film to show how Wilson hit the big time and how he spent his later years touring the third world reading excerpts from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.

No word on when the proposed biopic will be released and Wilson admits it will be hard enough finding an actor who can play her Dad, not to mention his various characters.

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