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Red Skelton America’s Clown Prince

Red Skelton America’s Clown Prince

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No Clowning Around: BOZO THE CLOWN “The Man Behind The Nose” Celebration August 22, 2010

Maximo TV www.maximotv.com http Book signing and pie-throwing contest to celebrate the release of “The Man Behind the Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales” (Releasing August 17, Igniter Books, It Books/HarperCollins) Bozo the Clown doesn’t clown around when it comes to raising money to support literacy programs in local schools and libraries. As a part of Bozo for Books, Bozo’s World Literacy Campaign, America’s most iconic and famous television clown is hosted a book signing and Bozo’s National Pie Throwing Competition, a charity pie-in-the-face contest, at Book Soup in West Hollywood on August 22, 2010 – Interviews with Susan Harmon (Widow of the late Larry “Bozo” Harmon) Igniter Literary Group publisher/NY Times best-selling author Neil Strauss and “Bozo The Clown”. Exclusive interviews by Arista Ilona themanbehindthenose.com In the book, Harmon and McKenzie recall some pretty crazy tales about America’s most iconic and beloved clown: *There was a 10-year wait for tickets to the Bozo Show. *He famously wore size 83AAA shoes. *There were over 200 million TV viewers in 183 markets across the globe. *It was Caroline Kennedy’s favorite show during her childhood. *Ronald McDonald was adapted from Bozo. ***Thisfootage is available for licensing*** The viewing of this clip by website visitors is only permissible for personal use; copying, commercial use, distribution, broadcast, download, additional use or transfer is expressly prohibited

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Did you know Episode 60: Bozo the Clown Dies

Did you know Episode 60: Bozo the Clown Dies www.npr.org www.cnn.com
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WHDH-TV “Bozo the Clown” 1966

Boston’s original Channel 5, WHDH-TV, produced a local, weekday version of the “Bozo the Clown” children’s program between 1959 and 1970. Booth announcer Frank Avruch played the title role. These excerpts are from a 1966 broadcast. Episodes videotaped at WHDH between 1965 and ’67 were syndicated to markets that did not produce a local version of the show. All rights are acknowledged. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ * Recollections from former WHDH-TV employee Ron Hopkins via tvdvdreviews: I worked in the Music Dept. of WHDH-TV/Channel 5 in the 1960s. Ed Carroll Spinney was Grandma Nellie, Mr. Lion and Kookie Kangaroo, along with a few others. Del Grosso was Clank the Robot. The reason for each playing more than one character was that it gave the show more variety and allowed them to work several days a week. During the Holiday Season, those of us in the Music Dept. would wear the costumes of the characters so that they could appear all on the same show. Ed Spinney would do the voice of each character off camera. When Frank Avruch was sick or injured – he broke his hip playing handball – Romper Room’s Miss Jean’s husband Bill Harrington would play Bozo’s brother Nozo. Ed Spinney went on to become Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street.”
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