Achille Zavatta ( May 6, 1915 - November 16, 1993) was a French clown, artist and circus operator.
Achille Zavatta was born in La Goulette, Tunisia, the son of Federico Zavatta, a circus owner. He started performing in his family's circus show at the age of three, forming with his brothers Michel and Rolph, the Zavatta Trio.
He became famous as a result of his pantomime skills.
He died in 1993 in Ouzouer des Champs, Loiret and was interred in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
CLOWNALLEY.NET welcomes the newest member of the Alley,
Mr. Benjamin Joel Heidtman!
He's named "Benjamin" for Benjamin Moore, the brand of paint Joel was huffing just before this photo was taken.
From Joel's brother, Mike...
For those of you not following the adventure as it unfolded yesterday on Facebook, Joel and his wife just had a baby boy named Benjamin Joel Heidtman. Mother and child are doing great and big sister Sophie is happy to have a baby brother.
I'm sure Joel will update us with all the other details as soon as he gets a chance to get on a computer.
From the proud Uncle,
Cap'n Mike Myrtle Beach, SC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It seems like a lifetime ago when the Beatty show had an Alley like this. How great would it be if next season Johnny Pugh went "all in" and brought back the rings, the band and the clowns one last time?
Saturday morning at the crack of dawn we began an annual tradition here at the Cashin household, listening to Daddy toss stuff around the garage as he tries to find the last minute things he's looking for to finally pack the car and leave to do a Santa breakfast.
This year I will be assisting Santa as Prof. Christopher Muss, stiltwalker, juggler and comedy-magician.
Jerry "Scooter" Hunsberger, "the man inside", and I before the start of the parade.
You never realize just how cautious a clown you can be until you're behind the wheel a 1929 Ford with a rear-mounted fire cannon directly in front of 2 helium filled balloons just inches from thousands of children on a cold, windy day.
Why is it that women are so fond of saying that thing about the
only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys?