Famous Clowns

Color photo of Paul Jung - face

Paul Jung photo gallery

Paul Jung photo gallery – famous producing whiteface clown, best known for his time with the Ringling Brothers circus – and for his face on Kellogg’s Sugar Smacks! (more…)

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Color photo of Prince Paul Alpert in the ring

Prince Paul Alpert photo gallery

Prince Paul Alpert photo gallery — famous circus clown and little person. Many of these photos are courtesy of the International Clown Hall of Fame, who have our thanks. (more…)

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Frankie Saluto and bunny

Frankie Saluto photo gallery

Frankie Saluto photo gallery – Frankie Saluto was a famous circus clown and little person, who became famous with the Ringling Brothers Circus as the whiteface dwarf with the large live rabbit. His career also included an interpretation of a miniature Charlie Chaplin and he was a member of the Ringling Giants, a midget baseball team that promoted the circus.

Several of these photos of the International Clown Hall of Fame our thanks to them. (more…)

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Bill Ballantine, dean of Clown College

Bill Ballantine photo gallery

Bill Ballantine photo gallery – Bill Ballantine, illustrator and writer, traveled with the Ringling Brothers circus during the 1946 tour, caught the bug and become a professional clown the following season.  From 1969 through 1977, Ballantine served as dean of the Clown College. (more…)

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Color photo of Danny Kaye as the title character in Hans Christian Andersen

Danny Kaye photo gallery

Danny Kaye photo gallery – Danny Kaye photos, from his movies, television shows, and home life. (more…)

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Portrait photograph of Coco

Coco photo gallery

Coco photo gallery, a third generation Russian circus clown, who achieved his fame in England where the family came while he was a youth. Also included are photos of his father, Nicolai Polakovs, who originated the name Coco as a famous clown in Europe. He developed several classic clown routines, including Busy Bee. He later became an independent working clown, sometimes acting as an advance performer in small shows.

Many of these photos are courtesy of the International Clown Hall of Fame our thanks to them. (more…)

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Face of Glenn Frosty Little

Frosty Little photo gallery

Frosty Little photo gallery dedicated to Frosty Little, “Boss Clown” of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey circus for several years. (more…)

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Smiling face of Bert Lahr

Photo gallery of Bert Lahr

Photo gallery of Bert Lahr, movie and stage clown – a Tony Award-winning American actor and comedian. He is best remembered today for his role as the Cowardly Lion and the farmworker Zeke in the classic 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, but was well known during his life for work in burlesque, vaudeville, and Broadway. (more…)

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Bob Bell as Bozo, cover of the Chicago Tribune

Bozo the Clown photo gallery

Bozo the Clown photo gallery – the character of Bozo was created by Alan Livingston and Pinto Colvig at Capitol Records, and made a worldwide phenomenon by Larry Harmon

Many of the images are courtesy of the International Clown Hall of Fame (more…)

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Signature of Emmett Kelly

Emmett Kelly photo gallery

Photo Gallery of Emmett Kelly, the world famous tramp clown, Weary Willie (more…)

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