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Bozo the Clown: 'Memba Him?!

7/3/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Frank Avruch is best known for playing the first nationally-syndicated Bozo The Clown in the mid '60s. Guess what he looks like now!

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JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

He's the clown in the white house now isn't he? OBlowzo? Here's a pic of Oblowzo the clown in full regalia... http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e126/chicagoray/obozo.jpg

1206 days ago
32.

Tom    

Frank Avruch is a wonderful man, he and the other Bozo actor's were truly the ones who gave the character heart and soul. They were the "TRUE MEN BEHIND THE NOSE."
From 1959 to 2001 they put in the long hours and did the appearances, met the fans, did the shows every day,...if it were not for these GREAT men, the Bozo shows across the country would NOT have become a success.

YES, each city and area around the country may have had their own Bozo show and the kids lov'd their circus pal,...each of them put in their own creative aspects and talent. God Bless all of them all around the country for all of the hard work they did to help make Bozo who he was.
The character of Bozo the Clown was originally created by Alan W. Livingston for Capitol Records. In October of 1946 Capitol Records released the very first Bozo record and book combo called: "Bozo at the Circus" with Pinto Colvig in the title role. From 1946 to 1956 the Character of Bozo “The Capitol Clown” went on to star in several TV shows, on over 20 records, travel the globe with his very own full length movie, party with the stars at Hollywood events and a tent full of amazing collectibles were created for his fans. Bozo was truly the first character to make the move from recordings to an American Icon and the true story of Bozo's origin and history has been do***ented in great detail in a book called; "The Bozo Chronicles." This amazing book features over 640 pages and 1400 rare and unpublished images to tell the true story of Bozo’s creation. “The Bozo Chronicles” is a treasure for fans, historians and collectors alike.
Info on this book on Bozo's true history can be found by searching the Internet or at; http://thebozochronicles.com

1206 days ago
33.

Alex    

You guys are hung up on a clown from the sixties man!!!

1205 days ago
34.

Mimi    

I remember Bob Bell as Bozo in Chicago, in the 60's.

1205 days ago
35.

JBnID    

I never saw the show but I remember a big cardboard book with 45 rpm records inside. It would have been about 1950. Does that count?

1195 days ago
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john    

I never saw Bozo as a kid, but somehow, after our cable company was changing the channel lineup, we got the Chicaogo WGN, where I saw the Bozo Super Sunday Show. I looked forward to that as it was funny, and educational. Bozo really knew how to toss pies accurately. Rusty the handyman clown was very funny, as he did his funny voices as he danced around doing things, and then breaking them.
I was amazed at the Grand Prize Game, that looked tough to get the ping pong ball into bucket 6 for the $100 bill.
It's like having the circus come into your home once a week.

1041 days ago
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