Bozo the Clown died.
That is, Larry Harmon, an early Bozo and owner of the Bozo franchise biz recently passed away.
Although not the original Bozo, Harmon portrayed the popular clown in countless appearances and, as an entrepreneur, he licensed the character to others, particularly dozens of television stations around the country. The stations in turn hired actors to be their local Bozos.
I never realized there were a zillion different Bozos. The Bozo of my youth is not necessarily your Bozo.
- My Bozo was: Bozo the Clown - Los Angeles --Vance Colvig (1959-1964) at KTLA-TV.
- Vance was the son of the original Bozo the Clown.
- So, WHO'S YOUR BOZO? Here's a great list of Local Bozos.
- I remember Bozo as often saying, "That's a Bozo No-No."
- Did a kid ever really say back to Bozo, "Cram it, clownie!" on live TV? Maybe... Read what urban-myth buster site Snopes.com says.
- Check out tvparty.com for Bozo pix, and info on all your favorite tv shows from the past.
- In the Unusual History of Bozo the Clown , the author attempts to unravel who did what when in the creation of "Bozo, the World’s Most Famous Clown"
- From Wikipedia: Bozo the Clown is a clown character whose widespread franchising in early television made him the best-known clown character in the United States. (the wiki article gives a lot of detail on the different Bozos, worldwide).
- Bozo the Clown was very heavily promoted and merchandised. You can find tons of items to collect. Try google, and ebay.