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TV personality known for playing Bozo the Clown dies at 89

In this 2009 photo provided by his manager Stuart Hersh, Frank Avruch, left, who played Bozo the Clown, poses with Hersh, center and Carroll Spinney, who played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street, at the Chiller Theatre Expo in Parsippany, N.J. Avruch died Tuesday, March 21, 2018 at his Boston home from heart disease. He was 89. (Stuart Hersh via AP) BX102 BX102

Frank Avruch played Bozo the Clown, a clown character particularly popular in the U.S. in the 1960s because of widespread franchising in television. Mr. Avruch became the first nationally syndicated Bozo the Clown.

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