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List of clowns

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This is a list of notable clowns.

Circus-style

Rodeo

Film

  • 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.
  • John P. O’Hara - Big Ronnie, Star of Clownado movie, American actor

Television

Theatrical

Fictional

See also

References