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Emmett Kelly Jr., Clown

Emmett Kelly Jr., Clown, Dies at 83

, Clown, Dies at 83 - New York Times. Met him at a flea market in Fla. Introduced by a clown friend of mine who used to be on Howdy Doody. He gave me an autographed picture which I no longer have.

Emmett Kelly. (b) 12/9/1898 (d) 3/28/1979  The quintessential clown, Emmett Kelly became famous during the 30's and 40's while traveling with the circus.  Kelly eventually joined Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus and toured with them for 14 years.  Emmett Kelly's persona was known as "Weary Willy" and his signature bit was the "sweeping up of the spotlight."  A true American Icon.  COD:  Heart Attack  BURIAL:  Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lafayette, IN

I believe Emmett Kelly Sr. to be the worlds most famous clown. Emmett Kelly performed in the circus and was an artist that used chalk to help tell his

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Ringling Circus clown "Weary Willie" (Emmett Kelly) looks like he's a little tired of cabbage.

Charlie Bell and Emmett Kelly on the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in the early 1940s.

Charlie Bell and Emmett Kelly on the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus in…

Emmett Kelly Porcelain Musical Figurine by by JulianosCorner, - SOLD

Emmett Kelly Porcelain Musical Figurine by by JulianosCorner, - SOLD

Jimmy Stewart as a clown with Emmett Kelly, from Cecil B. DeMille's "The Greatest Show on Earth."

Jimmy Stewart as a clown with Emmett Kelly, from Cecil B. DeMille's "The Greatest Show on Earth.

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