Saturday, October 14, 2006

Danny McPride

Danny McPride, a clown I haven't been able to find anything on. I'm guessing he must have had a comedy dog act since every photo of him includes this dog.

I think that Danny is a notable clown if for no other reason than for the number of natural lines in his face that he missed when designing his makeup.


Anonymous said...

Danny McPride is my grandfather. He had a long career with many different circuses dating back to around 1910. He passed away August 29, 1944 at the age of 55 in St. Louis with Ringling Brothers as he left the ring following a performance with his dog Snooky. I am in the process of going through memorabilia found in my parents' home which includes many pictures, costumes, programs and newspaper clippings. I always knew about Grandaddy even though I never knew him. I love clowns and the circus having grown up meeting all of the oldtimers who knew Danny. I can tell you more about him if you would be interested.

Anonymous said...

I think that I typed that Danny McPride died in St. Louis but he died in Chicago on August 29, 1944Please correct my mistake. Thanks

Pat Cashin said...


Any photos and info on Danny that you could share would be greatly appreciated!

You can always contact me through the blog or at my email address:

Happy New Year,
Pat Cashin