Famous Clowns Some of the most entertaining performances at any
circus are the clowns. To celebrate circus day may 19, we take a look at
some of the most famous ones.
Weary Willie, aka Emmett Kelly was a sad-faced, hobo-like character who was always trying to clean up after other, somewhat messy clowns. His most well-known bit was to try to sweep the light out of the spotlight in the center ring of the circus.
A well-known clown, Lou Jacobs has been credited with introducing the clown car into circus acts. Some clowns also credit him with introducing this clown nose well-known piece of apparel. Which circus did he work for.ringling brothers circus
Charlie Rivel portrayed by this man josep andreu i lasserre his birthplace Spain, was famous for his stunt with a chair, guitar and a long jersey, and years later for adding this feature to his ululation definition signature act.
The Fratellini family were internationally known for their clown performances their homeland France. They were particularly known for the Fratellini brothers an unusual three-clown act.
Homey the Clown who was portrayed by this damon wayans comic actor, was known for this signature line homey don't play that.
Coco the Clown who was portrayed by this man nicolai poliakoff he was born in Latvia, was most famousCoco was this type of clown the auguste clown.
in a European kingdom. But unlike other well-known whiteface performers,
Otto Griebling Germany his birthplace was a master clown whose signature act was walking around the circus arena asking for Miss Jones while carrying a block of melting ice. After this happened, otto grieblingserious fall he became known as the silent tramp.
A member of the International Clown Hall of Fame, Red Skelton he was born Indiana was a pantomime clown and well known for his portrayal of Freddie the Freeloader, a funny tramp.