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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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Just a thought...    

My father played Bozo for the Austin television station in the late '60's. Larry Harmon is the person who hired him and trained him in the art of being Bozo. Dad tells me he was a truly a great guy.

2304 days ago
77.

just wondering    

SHARE #61... I enjoyed reading ur post!!!!

2304 days ago
78.

superman    

Well, you can tell your for southern california by your headline.. What cold hearted, souless people you are

2304 days ago
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Susan B.    

In ancient times, like the late 50's and early 60's, there wasn't much kid programming. I grew up in the Chicago area and Bozo and Ringmaster Ned were my daily lunchtime companions. Always good clean fun and who can forget the Bozo Buckets game? So exciting to watch kids toss ping-pong balls into buckets and win toys. May he rest in peace, he certainly brought a lot of joy into my young life.

2304 days ago
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Fan Since 2007!!!    

"Poor Dead Clown"

2304 days ago
81.

R.Zimmerman    

Clowns are disturbing on so many levels. Just wrong.

2302 days ago
82.

parlayer    

An American Icon. Rip - and tear it up in Heaven.

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