W.D. Robbins – Curly Robbins – 1928 – 2002
Curly Robbins began his clown career in 1959. He volunteered to be a clown at a underprivileged childrenâs Christmas party and found he had a passion for it. In 1962, a booking agent for Clyde Beatty â Cole Bros asked him if heâd like to appear with the circus. Curly is known for his many appearances with the Shrine Circuses.
He won many awards for face make-up, costumes and character and was featured in the advertisement for Tebala Temple Shrine Circus. He performed on Tzv as a white face, auguste and hobo clown. He was internationally know for over 40 years of performance. He was known for his humor and generosity.
Curly Robbins was inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame in 2004.