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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 General Electric Theater (1953), The Fat Man (1951) and Wind Across the Everglades (1958). He was married to Elvira Gebhardt, Mildred Richey and Eva Mae Moore (actress). 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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Known For

General Electric Theater Willie the Tramp
(1955)
The Fat Man Ed Deets
(1951)
(1958)
(1952)

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 1967 The Clown and the Kids
The Piper
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Narrator
- 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)
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Willie the Tramp
- The Clown (1955) ... Willie the Tramp
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
Emmett Kelly
 1951 The Fat Man
Ed Deets
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Other Works:

Keep Off the Grass (1940). Musical comedy/revue. Music by Jimmy McHugh. Lyrics by Al Dubin and Howard Dietz. Sketches by Mort Lewis, Parke Levy, Alan Lipscott, S. Jay Kaufman and Panama & Frank. Music orchestrated by [error] and Don Walker. Vocal arrangements by Anthony R. Morelli. Miss O'Brien's arrangements by Arthur Wilson. ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | See more »
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Emmett Kelly originally wanted to be a newspaper cartoonist. Unable to find any work with a newspaper syndicate or an animation studio, he joined a circus as a chalk talk artist (drawing pictures to help illustrate the stories that he told his audiences). Later on, Mr. Kelly became a trapeeze artist at the circus. Working with his first wife, he created and performed as several different clown ... See more »

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