Frank Avruch Known For The Character Of Bozo The Clown Dies At 89
Bozo the Clown was created for a children’s storytelling album and illustration book. Later, it was franchised and got its massive popularity on TV in the 1960s. The clown became a mascot for Capitol Records company.
Everyone knew and recognized him, especially the man who played the character of Bozo the Clown from 1959 to 1970 on TV. The actor's name was Frank Avruch, and “Bozo the Clown” was one of the most popular children’s TV program he got famous for. It’s sad to announce, but the actor has recently died at the age of 89.
The whole epoch went with him, and the kids of the 60s will always remember his wonderful treasure chest, loud laughter, and a broad smile.
I have been part of @newenglandemmy for 22 years and in my opinion
— Timothy T. Egan (@OmgEgan) 22 березня 2018 р.
— Maria Stephanos (@mariastephanos) 21 березня 2018 р.
R.I.P. Frank Avruch (1928-2018). He was a Boston-born actor who played 'Bozo the Clown' on "Bozo's Big Top" (1959-74) from WHDH-TV Boston. He was also a singer/dancer. So long, Frank. #RIP pic.twitter.com/2k2QCYNiPK
— ❤Lovable BradHound❤ (@BradHound) 21 березня 2018 р.
I watched Bozo The Clown reruns as a kid growing up in Boston.
I remember being desperate to dig to the bottom of that treasure chest. What was propping those top toys up? What prizes were hidden below? I dreamed about that treasure chest.
RIP Frank Avruch & thank you. pic.twitter.com/nVJ2yWU9nf
— Eric Yutzy (@EricYutzy) 22 березня 2018 р.