|Born||24 April 1864|
|Died|| (aged 57)|
He was born in Manchester, England on April 24, 1864 and his parents were George Foottit and Sarah Crockett, both circus performers. He began his career at the age of twelve. He went into exile in France where he quickly established himself as a clown.
In 1895, the clown duo, Foottit & chocolat (Rafael Padilla) was formed. The two played together for twenty years.
- Noiriel, Gérard (2016). Chocolat, La véritable histoire de l'homme sans nom. Bayard. ISBN 978-2-747-06882-6.