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Happy Birthday, Joe E. Brown!

Joseph Evans Brown was born on July 28, 1891 in Holgate, Ohio, near Toledo. In 1902, when only 10 years old, Brown joined a troupe of circus performers known as the Five Marvelous Ashtons. With them, her toured the US, … Continue reading

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Stan Laurel

A biography of the great Stan Laurel Continue reading

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Joseph Grimaldi – The Big Clown Daddy

Maybe you love clowns and maybe they give you the creeps. Either way, you can thank this guy: Joseph Grimaldi was an English actor, dancer, comedian and was the most popular performer of the Regency era. He is most famous … Continue reading

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Clowning Around on the Great Wall of China

A Chinese clown convinces an emperor of his folly. Continue reading

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