List of Clowns
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"ON THE LAST DAY OF THE CARNIVAL, Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday,) promiscuous masking is allowed on the streets, which are thronged with picturesque bands of maskers of every age and condition, and their costumes run in every garment from the clown to kings and queens."
The view shows a group of maskers in the street, most in costumes of clowns with polka-dots and pointed hats. A sign on the neutral ground reads "Welcome to the Winter Capital of America". Early 20th century postcard

This is a list of notable clowns.




  • Abbott and Costello (William (Bud) Abbott, 1897-1974; Louis Costello, 1906-1959) - American comedy duo specializing in the white clown (straight man)/red clown (comic) relationship
  • Ben Turpin (September 19, 1869 - July 1, 1940) - cross-eyed comedian, best remembered for his work in silent films
  • Buster Keaton (October 4, 1895 - February 1, 1966) - "The Great Stoneface"
  • Charlie Chaplin (April 16, 1889 - December 25, 1977) - British born comedian. His principal character was "The Little Tramp"
  • Chester Conklin (January 11, 1886 - October 11, 1971) - American comedian and actor
  • Harry Langdon (June 15, 1884 - December 22, 1944) - American silent film comedian and mime
  • Jacques Tati (October 9, 1908 - November 5, 1982) - French comedian, mime and filmmaker; played the socially inept Monsieur Hulot
  • Keystone Cops - incompetent group of policemen created by Mack Sennett for his Keystone Film Company between 1912 and 1917
  • Laurel and Hardy - comedy duo in film
  • Martin and Lewis - American comedy duo, comprising singer Dean Martin (as the "straight man") and comedian Jerry Lewis (as his stooge)
  • The Marx Brothers - team of sibling comedians that appeared in vaudeville, stage plays, film and television
  • Peter Sellers (September 8, 1925 - July 24, 1980) - English comedian and actor; played Inspector Clouseu
  • Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle (March 24, 1887 - June 29, 1933) - actor, was involved in the "Fatty Arbuckle scandal"
  • Shaggy 2 Dope - DJ of the Insane Clown Posse, Detroit-based hip-hop group with a fan army of "schizophrenic wizards" called the juggalos and star of underground film Big Money Hustlaz
  • Slim Pickens - rodeo clown and film actor
  • Snub Pollard (November 9, 1889 - January 19, 1962) - silent film comedian, popular in the 1920s
  • The Three Stooges - slapstick comedians
  • W.C. Fields (January 29, 1880 - December 25, 1946) - American comedian and actor
  • Violent J - leader of the Insane Clown Posse, a Detroit-based hip-hop group and star of Big Money Hustlaz underground film.




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