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December 03, 2006

EMMETT KELLY JR., 83 Followed father into clowning

Emmett Kelly Jr., son of one of the nation's most famous hobo clowns who followed his father into a career under the big top, died of complications from pneumonia Wednesday at a hospital near his home in Tombstone, Ariz.

In 1960, with the makeup and blessing of his father, he made his clown debut at the Circus Festival in Peru, Ind. Four years later, Eastman Kodak signed him to appear at the New York World's Fair.

He also went on to entertain at more than 2,800 hospitals.

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