List of famous clowns
A Clown is a comic performer who employs slapstick or similar types of physical humour, often in a pantomime style. Clowns have a varied tradition with significant variations in costume and performance. The most recognisable clowns are those that commonly wear outlandish costumes featuring distinctive makeup, colourful wigs, exaggerated footwear, and colourful clothing. Their entertainment style is generally designed to entertain large audiences, especially at a distance.
Clowns are most often associated with the circus where they have performed a comedic role linking other acts in the circus performance since the late 18th century. Many circus clowns have become well known and are a key circus act in their own right. The first mainstream clown role was portrayed by Joseph Grimaldi (who also created the traditional whiteface make-up design). In the early 1800s, he expanded the role of Clown in the harlequinade that formed part of British pantomimes, notably at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and the Sadler's Wells and Covent Garden theatres. He became so dominant on the London comic stage that harlequinade Clowns became known as "Joey", and both the nickname and Grimaldi's whiteface make-up design were, and still are, used by other types of clowns.
The comedy that clowns perform is usually seen to be that of a fool where everyday actions and tasks become extraordinary and where the ridiculous, for a short while, becomes ordinary. This style of comedy has a very long history in many countries and cultures across the world. Some writers have argued that due to the widespread use of such comedy and its long history it is a need that is part of the human condition. Some people have expressed a fear of clowns, circus clowns in particular. The term coulrophobia has been chosen to describe this fear.

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List of clowns - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bev Bergeron – Rebo the Clown – Television clown on the shows Magic ... Bim Bom – a famous clown duo of early 20th Century Russia ...
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Famous Clowns | List of the Top Well…
List of famous clowns, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top clowns in the world? This includes the most prominent clowns, living ...
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Top 10 Clowns You Don't Want To Mess With - Listverse
May 5, 2010 ... I am neither afraid nor a fan of clowns, but there is something about the ... There is not a great deal of information available on this scene but the ...
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What Is the Name of a Famous Clown - Ask.com
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List of famous clowns - The Free Dictionary
a. A buffoon or jester who entertains by jokes, antics, and tricks in a circus, play, or other presentation. b. One who jokes and plays tricks. 2. A coarse, rude ...
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clown, a comic character usually distinguished by garish makeup and costume whose antics are both humorously clumsy and acrobatic. The clown employs a ...
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Famous Clowns - All About Clowns
Bozo the Clown is at or near the top of any American list, simply because he wasn't one clown but many actors taking on the Bozo persona in order for him to be ...
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International Clown Hall of Fame and Research Center
Volume 2 of The Great Clowns of Vaudeville is soon to be released exclusively through the International Clown Hall of Fame and Research Center. Presenting a  ...
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The single most admired and respected American circus clown of the 20th century; The ... Versace - great clown and pantomime, world wide known from Mexico, touring ..... Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 2000 ISBN 0-8166- 3657-5.
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This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear ... 1 Origins; 2 Interpretations; 3 Notable depictions of evil clowns; 4 See also; 5 References ... A study by the University of Sheffield concluded "that clowns are universally ...
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This list of notable people associated with Princeton University includes ... The " Affiliation" fields in the tables in this list indicate the person's affiliation ...... is an alumnus (Sideshow Bob refers to it as the years Cecil spent in Clown College).
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This is a list of people associated with Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, ... Patricia Ingraham - Professor of Public Administration, Syracuse University ... the famous clown, J.P. Patches, on the Emmy-winning J.P. Patches Show ...
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This is a list of notable alumni of Oregon State University, a university in Corvallis, Oregon in the United .... 1911, Voice actor & the original Bozo the Clown.
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4.2 Other famous American circus clowns; 4.3 Famous international circus clowns .... but some of the most popular are the confetti bucket, the long shirt, a pants drop .... His parents convinced him to enroll at the University of Michigan but two ...
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In the early 1800s, he expanded the role of Clown in the harlequinade that ..... Byron was in awe at meeting the famous Clown, stating that he felt "great ..... " Grimaldi, Joseph", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, ...
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3 "Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown" animated cartoon series ... versions, with the most popular being Bob Bell and WGN-TV Chicago's Bozo's Circus which went national via cable and satellite in 1978. ..... University of Mississippi. p .
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His now-famous "Freddie the Freeloader" clown was introduced on the ..... was interred in the Skelton Family tomb in The Great Mausoleum's Sanctuary ... Skelton was made an honorary brother of Phi Sigma Kappa at Truman State University.
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The Great Clowns of Broadway
The Great Clowns of Broadway
Stanley Green, 1984
A salute to the great comic actors and performers of the Broadway theater discusses stage careers of such notables as Fanny Brice, Jimmy Durante, Ed Wynn, Bert Lahr, and Beatrice Lillie
Very Best of
Very Best of
Judy Collins, 2001
The definitive single-CD anthology of her classic Elektra sides! Her hit versions of Both Sides Now; Someday Soon; Chelsea Morning (single version); Turn! Turn! Turn!/To Everything There Is a Season; Amazing Grace; Cook with Honey , and Send in the Clowns join nine others, as selected by Rhino and Judy herself!
The Clown of God: An Old Story
The Clown of God: An Old Story
1978
A once-famous Italian juggler, now old and a beggar, gives one final performance before a statue of Our Lady and the Holy Child.
The Great Clowns of American Television
The Great Clowns of American Television
Karin Adir, 2001
Red Skelton is the quintessential clown. While others may arguably be called wits, comics, or comedians, Red is a clown first and last. With his ... Then, as now, clowns did not earn a great deal of money, and frequent travel was part of the job.
Van Gogh Struggle & Success
Van Gogh Struggle & Success
2013
About the Writer Dr. Fred Leeman (Leiden and Groningen Universities) was Chief Curator at the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam from 1987 to 1997. He has published extensively on Van Gogh, Bernard, Cézanne, Mondrian, Redon and regularly curates and lectures in Europe and the US. He currently works as an independent Art Historian and Art Consultant. Abou...
The Victorian Clown
The Victorian Clown
Jacqueline S. Bratton, Ann Featherstone, 2006
This book, first published in 2006, is a micro-history of Victorian comedy, discussing the life and work of two professional clowns.
The Turquoise Trail (Images of America)
The Turquoise Trail (Images of America)
Laurie Evans Frantz, 2013
Laurie Evans Frantz has traveled almost every road on the New Mexico highway map in her 23 years of working for the State of New Mexico. The Turquoise Trail is one of her favorite routes.
Millie-Christine: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Millie-Christine: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Joanne Martell, 2000
Another band of great bareback riders stirred up the sawdust for Inter-Ocean. Described as a "Genuine Tribe of Sioux ... Five great clowns "representing all nations" carried out the "inter-ocean" theme. The funny five were "the Irrepressible ...
The Acrobat: Arthur Barnes and the Victorian Circus
The Acrobat: Arthur Barnes and the Victorian Circus
John Stewart, 2012
Arthur Barnes--"The 100 Somersault Man"--was the world's greatest acrobat, a legend of the circus. He toured for 23 years with the biggest companies in Britain, Europe and the United States, performing for all the crowned heads, as well as for Abraham Lincoln. This book traces his story as a bright thread of triumphs and tragedies ru...
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Famous Circus Clowns
Know about the all-time entertainers. Some have been inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame.
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Atticus’s Top 10 [5 - 1] — Sound Clowns
My introductions were said earlier so let’s not wait any longer. FAQ How was this list created? I perused through hours and hours of music (yes, I relistened to everything at least once) in my library that were released in 2013 by calendar date (early leaks, etc.
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Clowns — The Hearts of the Circus Make Great Collectible Category | WorthPoint
Send in the clowns—and the elephants! When we go to a traditional American circus, we expect to see both, and any complete circus collection will have
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Hank Aaron | Great Black Heroes
Hank Aaron is acknowledged as one of the greatest hitters to every play in Major League Baseball and owner many of the most revered records in the game, but he is known best as the man who broke baseball’s greatest record, Babe Ruth’s 714 home runs. ]]>Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron (born February 5, 1934) in Mobile, Alabama, the son of Herbert and Estella Aaron.
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Tony's Kansas City: SHOW-ME MISSOURI'S GREAT PREZ OBAMA RODEO CLOWN DEBATE!!!
Judging just by reaction and now merit . .
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A Return to Nature, Day 1 – Maria Island, Tasmania | Two Clowns Tripping
We've called Tasmania home for eight years now, and while we've done well to explore many of of its amazing nooks and crannies, there are a few that remain outstanding. Namely (and in no particular order!): Maria Island; Bay of Fires; and The Pieman River To be honest, it hasn't been a lack of desire…
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Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown, Vol. 1 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video
Infinity has released a four-disc, 30 episode collection of Larry Harmon's Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown - Collection 1, featuring Harmon's own nationally syndicated version of Bozo, starring B
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"Six by Sondheim" Keeps Up HBO's Track Record for Great Documentaries | Balder and Dash | Roger Ebert
A sensational look at Stephen Sondheim's career through the lens of six songs.
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