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Emmett Kelly, Jr
Birth: Nov. 13, 1923
Dyersburg
Dyer County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 2006
Sierra Vista
Cochise County
Arizona, USA

Entertainer. The son of Emmett Kelly Sr. and Eva Moore, he was a circus clown that followed in his father's footsteps. He was a Navy veteran serving in Okinawa and Iwo Jima during World War II. Encouraged and trained by his Dad, he donned the "Weary Willie" costume and make-up that his father created. Emmett Jr. signed with Eastman Kodak to appear in their New York World's Fair pavillion. This four year employment with Kodak promoted his fame. He later became the "Silent Spokesman and Ambassador of Goodwill" and visited many children's hospitals throughout the United States. His hobbies included model train collecting. He was also a racecar enthusiast. He was very impressed with the wild west history of Tombstone, Arizona and eventually made it his home. Death was attributed to complications from pneumonia. (bio by: Number1) 
 
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  Emmett Kelly (1898 - 1979)
 
Burial:
Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Sierra Vista
Cochise County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Columbarium
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Number1
Record added: Dec 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16906572
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