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Emmett Kelly (I) (1898–1979)


Emmett Kelly was born on December 9, 1898 in Sedan, Kansas, USA as Emmett Leo Kelly. He was an actor and writer, known for Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back (1977), The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) and The Clown and the Kids (1967). He was married to Elvira Gebhardt and Eva Moore. He died on March 28, 1979 in Sarasota, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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(age 80) in Sarasota, Florida, USA

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 1967 The Clown and the Kids
The Piper
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
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- Circus (1962) ... Narrator
 1958 Wind Across the Everglades
Bigamy Bob
 1958 The Bob Crosby Show (TV Series)
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Weary Willie
- Around the World in 90 Minutes (1957) ... Weary Willie
 1957 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Guest Ringling Brothers Clown - Weary Willie
- All Star Circus Revue (1957) ... Guest Ringling Brothers Clown - Weary Willie
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Emmett Kelly
 1951 The Fat Man
Ed Deets
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Active on Broadway in the following production: See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | See more »
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Emmett Kelly is the great Uncle of actor Brodi Barringer. See more »

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Sagittarius

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