Russell Scott in 2005
June 30, 1921|
Enid, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Died||August 27, 2012
Morrison, Colorado, U.S.
Cause of death
|Other names||Blinky the Clown|
Russell Scott (June 30, 1921 – August 27, 2012), also known as Blinky the Clown, was an American clown who starred in a Denver, Colorado television program called Blinky's Fun Club. Having spent 41 years on television in character, Scott holds the record as longest-running television clown in history.
Scott began his entertainment career as Sears-O the Clown, performing in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Changing his character's name to Blinky, his success brought him to the attention of television station KKTV. Blinky's Fun Club began in 1958, originating from the KKTV studios. In 1966, the show moved to KWGN in Denver and remained there until ending its run in 1998. Scott performed in more than 10,000 episodes, giving him the longest career of any children’s T.V. personality in the U.S. and second longest in the entire world.
In 2004, he was inducted into The Silver Circle of the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  In 2005, he was inducted into the Broadcast Professionals of Colorado's Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame. In 2006, he was the subject of a documentary titled Blinky, produced and directed by Brian Malone.
- Blinky the Clown passes away
- Malone Media Group
- Blinky the Clown Dies
- "Heartland Chapter Silver Circle - Russell Scott". National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
- Broadcast Professionals of Colorado Hall of Fame
- NATAS Heartland Silver Circle - Russell Scott
- Blinky closes antique shop; goods to be auctioned
|This biographical article related to television in the United States is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about an American entertainer is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|