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Achille Zavatta

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Achille Zavatta (May 6, 1915 – November 16, 1993) Achille Zavatta was one of the most famous French clowns, as well as an artist, composer, and circus operator.
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Steve Smith, aka. TJ Tatters

Steve "T.J. Tatters" Smith (1951 - )
Steve “T.J. Tatters” Smith (1951 – ) Steve Smith is best known as the director of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey‘s Clown College. He was a graduate of the college (1971) and a performer and goodwill ambassador with the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey show’s blue unit...
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Oleg Popov, the Sunshine Clown

Oleg Popov
Oleg Popov (1930 – 2016) Oleg Popov was inducted into the Clown Hall of Fame in 1993 Born July 31, 1930 in Vyrubovo, Russia, Oleg Popov became the top clown with the Moscow State Circus. Known as the “Sunshine Clown,” Popov’s character is considered gentle and poetic. He...
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Arthur Pedlar – famous English clown

Arthur Pedlar
Arthur Pedlar (1932 – ) Arthur Vercoe Pedlar was born into a Congregational family and lives in in Southport, Merseyside, England. He was educated at Leighton Park School in Reading, Berkshire, England, a Quaker school. He first became interested in clowns when he visited the Bertram Mills Circus...
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Leon McBryde, aka. “Buttons” biography

Buttons, Leon McBryde
Leon McBryde, aka. “Buttons” (1943 – ) Inducted into the 1990 Clown Hall of Fame Growing up in Texas, at the age of 7 young Leon McBryde watched Lou Jacobs perform in the Ringling Brothers circus, and thought that it would be wonderful to do that when he...
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Lou Jacobs biography – Auguste circus clown

Lou Jacobs listening
Lou Jacobs (January 1, 1903 – September 13, 1992) Inducted into the 1989 Clown Hall of Fame Lou Jacobs is a legend among clowns. Nearly a decade after his death, he is still immediately recognizable to millions of people, with his bulbous nose, cone-head topped by a tiny...
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