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Wheeler the Clown Wheeler the Clown                      Presents . . .

Name the Famous Clowns

Can You Name These

Famous CLOWNS?

The answers (score 1 pt. for each correct guess)

Clowns of History

Joe Jackson Sr.

Joseph Grimaldi

George Footit

    "Antonet" Gilliaume

Joe Jackson Sr.

 Joseph Grimaldi's "Clown"

   George Footit   


Albert Fratellini

"Chocolat" Padilla

Paul Fratellini

Francois Fratellini

Albert Fratellini  


Paul Fratellini

Francois Fratellini

  George Fox             Bert Parks

                                                        George Fox                             Bert Parks


Clowns of American Circuses Past.
"Poodles" Hanneford  

Felix Adler and "Amelia"

    Emmett "Weary Willie" Kelly, Sr.

      Otto Griebling    

"Poodles"   Hanneford

            Felix Adler

       Emmett "Weary Willie"                 Kelly Sr.

 Otto Griebling

Lou Jacobs

Peggy Williams

"Prince Paul" Alpert

Frankie Saluto

Lou Jacobs

Peggy Williams

"Prince Paul" Alpert

Frankie Saluto

   Leon "Buttons" McBryde

Yankee Dan Rice

Emmett "Weary Willie" Jr.

"Buttons" McBryde

 "Yankee Dan" Rice

Emmett "Weary Willie" Kelly Jr.


Circus Clowns famous in other countries (Past and Present)


Grock Oleg Popov

Karandash - Russia

     Grock - Russia

            Popov - Russia


Anni Fratellini

Nikolai "Coco" Poliakov

Dimitri - Switzerland (but performed worldwide)

Anni Fratellini - France

Nikolai "Coco" Poliakov - Russia and Great Britain

Vitaly Lazarenko Sr.

Arthur Pedlar

Historic Clown I

Vitaly Lazarenko Sr. - Russia 

Arthur Pedlar - France and England

  Michael "Coco" Poliakov - Great Britain      

Famous Clowns of Hollywood and Television


Red "Freddie the Freeloader" Skelton

Joey D'Auria as Bozo


 Freddie the Freeloader (Red Skelton)

          Bozo portrayed here by the talented Joey D'Auria (picture courtesy of WGN-TV)

Clarabelle (Bob Keeshan)

Cooky the Clown    

The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin)  

Cooky Cook (Roy Brown) (picture courtesy of the Clown Hall of Fame Website)

Bip (Marcel Marceau)

Danny Kaye undercover as Jacimo, King of Jesters

Movie or Theatrical Clown H

               Hollywood or Television Clown I

Danny Kaye as Hubert Hawkins pretending to be the jester Jacimo in the movie The Court Jester

Jimmy Stewart as "Buttons the Clown" a man with a big heart hiding from the law behind the makeup in the movie The Greatest Show On Earth.

Emmett Kelly, Sr. as Ed Deets, a murderer hiding behind the makeup in the movie The Thin Man.

Television / Hollywood Clown G

Ronald McDonald (actor unknown - picture courtesy of WGN-TV)

Lon Chaney, Sr. as Tito "Flik the Clown", in the movie Laugh, Clown, Laugh.


                               0 -   6  Do you even know what a Clown is?

                         7 - 12  You've been to a circus or two (half asleep maybe)

                       13 - 18  You call yourself a joey?

                       19 - 24  Maybe You're Serious About Clowning

                       25 - 32  I'll bet you own a clown encyclopedia

              33 - 41  Congratulations - You've got greasepaint in your veins!

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