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  Wheeler Presents A                      Chronology of Clowndom

This Page Takes You from 2000 and beyond


New Material Added On 08/10/2004

Francesco Caroli      Nola Rae     Francois Fratellini     Paul Fratellini    Duane Thorpe     George L. Fox

           Francesco          Nola             Francois           Paul             Duane              George

2000

Clown Hall of Fame inductees were Francesco Caroli, Nola Rae, Francois Fratellini, Paul Fratellini, Duane Thorpe, and George L. Fox.  (Pictures courtesy of the International Clown Hall of Fame)

2001

Roy BrownRoy "Cooky the Cook" BrownClown Hall of Fame inductee Roy Thomas "Cooky Cook" Brown died. (born 1932 in Phoenix, Arizona USA)  (Pictures courtesy of WGN-TV)

Bozo the Clown - Joey D'AuriaThe Bozo Show aired its last episode, a celebration of the last 40 years on WGN-TV. It starred Emmy award winner Joey D'Auria, (right) who has been the man behind Bozo's makeup at WGN-TV, Chicago, for the past 17 years. (Picture courtesy of WGN-TV)

Barry "Grandma" Lubin             Avner Eisenberg           Harold "Happy" Kellems

                                    Grandma                       Avner                              Happy

2002

Clown Hall of Fame inductees were Barry "Grandma" Lubin, Avner Eisenberg, and Harold "Happy" Kellems.  (Pictures courtesy of the International Clown Hall of Fame)  

2003

Clown Hall of Fame inductees were W.D. Robbins, Earl Chaney, and Giovanni Zoppe (Picture's not found as yet)

2004

Clarabelle HornblowerCaptain KangarooClown Hall of Fame inductee Robert (Bob) James "Clarabelle Hornblower" Keeshan died. (Born 1927 in New York, USA) Although Bob played a variety of children's show characters over the years he was best known as Captain Kangaroo, a role he created after losing his job as Clarabelle on the Howdy Doody Show.

     

Pinto Colvig was the first Bozo the Clown

Pinto as the 1st Bozo

Pinto "Bozo the Clown" Colvig Sr. was inducted into the Clown Hall of Fame (Pinto's picture courtesy of WGN-TV)


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