Tuesday, September 25, 2007

10 CLOWNS: More Information

Clown College class of 1971 graduate, former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Blue Unit circus clown and Director of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Steve Smith was kind enough to fill us in on who's who in the Sesame Street video that was posted here yesterday...



Ahhh, a blast from the past. This was done for Sesame Street in 1972, I believe in California. I'll need to watch the clip a few more times to rattle the memory bank for the arena name.

This is the line up, kinda-sorta:

1. Prince Paul
2. Sparky Washburn (?Maybe...not sure?)
3. Tim Torkildson
4. Ted "Zippo" Tutwiller
5. Don Debelli
6. Steve Smith (With HAIR!!!)
7. ? Not sure at all ?
8. Tim Holst
9. Ray "Anchor Face" Lesperance
10. Swede "H.C." Johnson

I'll look at it again and see if I can clarify the weak spots.

Steve, thank you for a million things, this is just the latest!



Anonymous said...

thanks for a million is right. thanks for changing my life and making me a clown. thanks for that first moment of walking in the Arena and seeing that magical place. I could go on, I can't thank you enough any body want to continue?

Anonymous said...

Now lets see who will get Steve to tell what the HC in Swede Johnson's name stands for...


Anonymous said...

Dear Steve Smith,

Do you know the whereabouts of Ray "Anchor Face" Lesperance? Is he still alive? Still a clown, basically, how is he doing? I am an aquaintance from the past. Just wondering...