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Send in the Clowns

... Bozo is Dead

7/3/2008 7:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0703_bozo_clown_bn_ap-1Larry Harmon, the man credited with making Bozo the Clown the icon he was, died Thursday of congestive heart failure. He was 83.

Harmon wasn't the original Bozo, but built up the character and eventually licensed it to television stations across the country.

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GypsyLaura    

First cowboy bob

2300 days ago
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!!    

Awwwww... Bozo's gone to the, "Big Top" in the sky.

2300 days ago
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Lance Boyle    

Nooooooooo!!!!! First George, and now this?!? Next it'll be the Wonder Twins...oh wait, they weren't real....

2300 days ago
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bimbo    

thanks to bozo... i am forever freaked out by clowns. killer clowns.

2300 days ago
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bill p    

How fitting. Tomorrow should be recognized as Bozo the clown day! After all bozoes are running the government now. Why not celebrate!

2300 days ago
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OgleOodles    

Aww..... Went to the Big Top.. Time to check out IT lol - :)

2300 days ago
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TMZ FAN    

It's sad

2300 days ago
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Liz    

Thanks for all the laughs Bozo....................RIP.

2300 days ago
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meat    

they gonna bury him in a clown car? now thats funny < : )

2300 days ago
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Twinker    

Time to start my holiday drinking.

2300 days ago
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Chris    

Aww that is sad to hear I used to love watching Bozo on TV I actually when to the show once.

2300 days ago
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db    

Boy, he leaves some mighty big shoes to fill...........

2300 days ago
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Happy Reaper    

Aww. I used to have a little record book when the had 45 size records that played at the speed 16...hey it was handed down from my older brother, It was Larry Harmon acting out the story of Pinochio. That little red record. How easily we were entertained back then.

I have to go see if YouTube has the Mary Tyler Moore Show episode of The funeral of Chuckles the Clown.
What was his saying? "A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants"? Something like that. Best episode ever.

Bye Bozo. Why couldn't it have been that damn Ronald McDonald. He made me hate Clowns.

2300 days ago
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Pete    

Thank you Bozo for helping me explore my sexuality at such a young age.

2300 days ago
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nikki88    

He gave me nightmares, i cant say im 100% sad about this....

2300 days ago
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