“Forgotten Hollywood”- Bye Bye to Bozo…

Posted on October 5, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…  

“`Lots of actors have played Bozo the Clown at television stations across America. One of those actors, who played Bozo in Arkansas in the 1970s and 1980s, has died.  Gary Weir entertained kids in KATV’s studio while clad in a trademark red nose and red hair for 25 years. Bozo’s Big Top combined interaction and games with children in the audience.

“`The  Bozo show was the most successful children’s program in Little Rock television history, with an audience waiting list of more than four years. On the program, Gary coined the phrase: Rootie kazootie, Wowie kazowie; Old Bozo is your best pal.

“`Born in Russellville, Weir first made his name as a disc jockey in North Little Rock before entering television as an announcer at  KATV.  He most recently worked as a horse racing handicapper in Hot Springs.

“`Gary Weir was 75.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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