Brother Michael Richards
July 24th 1949 –
Riviera Lodge #780 in Pacific Palisades, California
American actor, writer, television producer and retired comedian, widely known for his portrayal of Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld, for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series three times.
“Red and I had a chance to meet and talk in Lake Tahoe. It was then,” Richards says, “I learned he was a 33° Scottish Rite Mason.”
After reflecting upon his experience with Skelton, Richards wanted to learn more about Free-masonry. He read what he could, but decided the best way to learn would be to experience it firsthand. “I decided to call Red,” he says. “I was going to petition Freemasonry through him. But before I could, he passed away.”
Indeed, Richard “Red” Skelton died on September 17, 1997, but Michael Richards’ interest in pursuing Masonry did not. Exactly 15 months later, on December 17, 1998.
Information from Scottish Rite Journal