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GEORGE CARL SLAPSTICK CLOWN

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Hilarious act on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Date of birth
05/07/1916 Ohio, USA.
Date of death
01/01/2000 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (complications from cancer)

George Carl, the legendary pantomime artist, began his career as a circus clown while still in his teens. He, his wife and two children entertained as a family of acrobats in the Kelly-Miller Circus in the early 50's.
He eventually attained international fame as a clown, vaudevillian, and slapstick comic. He appeared on numerous variety shows such as the Ed Sullivan Show, the Hollwood Palace and was one of Johnny Carson's favorite guests on the "Tonight" show-- always bringing down the house. He also worked the Crazy Horse Saloon in Paris for many years.

He appeared in a "Royal Command Performance" for the Queen at the Paladium in London and the Circus Festival of Monte Carlo honored him with an the coveted "Golden Clown" award for his act, presented by Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monocco.

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