Bozo the Clown you are this month’s MAN OF THE MOMENT!!!
One of the first TV memories I have is watching re runs of Bozo the clown at my babysitter’s house.
I always had a fondness of clowns because it brings up some good memories for me. Now I don’t remember which version of Bozo the clown I watched as a little girl. But I do remember the bright red hair, and the big painted on smile.
The first person who acted as Bozo the Clown was Pinto Colvig. He was voice over actor who supplied the voice for a Bozo the Clown storytelling record that came with a read along book.
Pinto Colvig was so popular as Bozo the Clown that he became of the mascot for Capitol Records and he was also the first Bozo the Clown that appeared on Television in 1949.
In the mid 1950’s the rights to Bozo the Clown was bought by Larry Harmon and Bozo then became a franchise. The franchise let many TV stations in the United States have different versions of Bozo the Clown in different states with their show version of him.
Williard Scott was Washington DC’s version of Bozo the Clown.
Bob Bell was Chicago’s version of Bozo the Clown.
And there was even different versions of Bozo the Clown in different countries such as Australia, Mexico and Greece!
Bozo the Clown even had it’s own cartoon series called “Bozo: The World’s Most Famous Clown.” The series was on and off again in 1958 until 1962,
Bozo the Clown never really dies his legacy is always carried on by a new actor willing to take on the memorable children’s character.
Because of watching Bozo the Clown from an early age it taught me that you could always be a child at heart no matter what age you are. This is why
BOZO THE CLOWN YOU ARE THE MAN OF THE MOMENT!!
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Until Next time!