All the buzz out of the entertainment world this week has been on the new hit movie IT. Some have gone as far to say that this horror remake may have saved an otherwise dismal summer movie season. Opinions on the actual movie seemed to vary from positive to not quite what the viewer was anticipating. Much like movies everyone has an a view or a stance on clowns. In the spirit of freaky balloon blowing killers and child stars this week we present the Top Five Clowns of All Time.
#5 Emmett Kelly
You can not begin to talk about clowns without mentioning Emmett Kelly. Born on December 9, 1898 in Sedan, Kansas, USA as Emmett Leo Kelly. He was an actor and writer, known for Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back (1977), The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) and The Clown and the Kids (1967). His image are quite literally text book examples on clowning.
#4 Krusty the Klown
As a child, his desire to be a clown put him at odds with his religious father and his beliefs, and he never had a Bar Mitzvah until adulthood. They did not see each other for twenty-five years until Bart and Lisa Simpson reunited them. Since 1989 Krusty has been making us chuckle with his infamous belly laugh.
#3 Bozo The Clown
If you were born before 1990 then you grew up with Bozo The Clown. He started every morning with is televised circus.
The character first appeared on television in 1949 starring Pinto Colvig. After the creative rights to Bozo were purchased by Larry Harmon in 1956, the character became a common franchise across the United States, with local television stations producing their own Bozo shows featuring the character. Harmon bought out his business partners in 1965 and produced Bozo's Big Top for syndication to local television markets not producing their own Bozo shows in 1966, while Chicago's Bozo's Circus, which premiered in 1960, went national via cable and satellite in 1978.
#2 R.I. Governor Gina Raimondo
She's pure evil. Armed with the ability to talk out of both sides of her mouth and the uncanny talent of doing absolutely nothing all the while pretending to be busy as a bee Gina is indeed cold blooded horror personified. Her predecessor was dubbed Gov. Gump because well you figure that out, yet old Lincoln Chafee looks terrific in comparison to this former Wizard of OZ star. Under her watch jobs are sprinting out of state, tolls are in the works and the state is spending millions carelessly.
Chuckles The Clown
Rhode Island might be the smallest state in the union but it has more than one notorious scary clown. Along with coffee milk, stuffies and government corruption little Rhody is also known for it's menacing evil clown. Chuckle The Klown has been terrorizing the small screen, metal shows and conventions all over R.I. and New England.
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