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Emmett Leo Kelly (December 1898 - March an American circus performer, who created the memorable clown figure "Weary Willie", based on the hobos of the Depression era.

*Clowns* Are divine hypnotic healers of our 'simple' selves * They work on the drum and the beat of what fun--- Fills our heart* They honor our innocence *They amplify our ecstacy* They improv the importance to OWN every inch of expression---unbridled, unhinged by judgement * and in deep celebration....They CRY at the *blink* of an eye. ~ Megwyn White

Circus Clown Jacko Fossett Entertained for over 30 Years at the Belle Vue Circus in Manchester Cheryl Pearson

Emmett "Weary Willie" Kelly Sr

Prior Pinner: Emmett "Weary Willie" Kelly Sr, he waved for me to come over . Then asked if I was coming along for the ride .

In 1985 Barry Leighton-Jones received a commission to create a series of images based on the life and work of the famous American clown, Emmett Kelly. Many of the paintings and sketches in this series have been published. Emmett's face appears on clothing, bags and posters. Now Leighton-Jones is known as one of the leading painters of the clowns in America.

In 1985 Barry Leighton-Jones received a commission to create a series of images…

Emmet Kelly - One of the most important Hobo Clowns

Biography of Emmett Kelly Sr. - famous tramp circus clown, best remembered for his portrayal of Weary Willy, the sad clown who swept up the spotlight