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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), Wind Across the Everglades (1958) and The Greatest Show on Earth (1952). He was married to Elvira Gebhardt, Mildred Richey and Eva Mae Moore (actress). He died on March 28, 1979 in Sarasota, ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 80) in Sarasota, Florida, USA

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Known For

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

Filmography

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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
 1960 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Clown
- Episode #13.26 (1960) ... Clown
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Guested on the television series "The Amazing Dunninger". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | See more »

Spouse:

Elvira Gebhardt  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »
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Trivia:

Inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians, 1996. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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