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Kelly Death #262836

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 28, 1979
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(Studio) Death of circus clown Emmett Kelly in Sarasota, Florida, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Kelly's role as "Weary Willie" recalled; films shown. Kelly's background reported [Voice of KELLY - talks about Weary Willie.] Kelly's association with Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus mentioned. Ringling Brothers opening today in Madison Square Garden cited. [Clown Lou JACOBS - recalls Kelly.] Kelly quoted with regard to clowning. Films and photos shown
REPORTER: Ray Gandolf

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Gandolf, Ray
Duration:
00:02:00

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