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Emmett Kelly

AKA Emmett Leo Kelly

Born: 9-Dec-1898
Birthplace: Sedan, KS
Died: 28-Mar-1979
Location of death: Sarasota, FL
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lafayette, IN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Performance Artist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Weary Willy, circus clown

Father: Thomas Kelley (railroad worker)
Mother: Molly Schimick
Wife: Eva More (m. 23-Jul-1923, div., two sons)
Son: Emmett Kelly, Jr. (clown, b. 13-Nov-1924, d. 29-Nov-2006)
Son: Thomas Patrick Kelly
Wife: Elvira Gebhardt ("Evi", m. 20-Apr-1955, two daughters)
Daughter: Stasia
Daughter: Monika

    Clown Hall of Fame 1989
    International Circus Hall of Fame 1994
    Hall of Famous Missourians 1996

    Wind Across the Everglades (11-Sep-1958)
    The Greatest Show on Earth (10-Jan-1952) · Himself

Author of books:
Clown (1954)

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