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 Charlie Rivel

Charlie Rivel

Birth
Cubelles, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain
Death 26 Jul 1983 (aged 87)
Sant Pere de Ribes, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain
Burial Cubelles, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain
Memorial ID 8810816 · View Source
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Famed Circus Clown. Born in Cubelles/Barcelona, Spain, as Josep Andreau i Lasarre. But the world should know him as "Charlie Rivel." At the age of 2, he appeared for the first time, in his family´s act, as his parents were street performers. Growing up, he was to develop an own, personal act, and was to become Europe´s most famed and popular clown, as well as one of the world´s most renowned. He had a unique, personal style. His costume trademark was a red jersey, accidently stretched in the laundry, and when his clown-figure came in distress, he cried his famous: "uuuuuuuhhh". He wrote an autobiography entitled "Poor Clown."

Bio by: Peter Robsahm


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peter Robsahm
  • Added: 22 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8810816
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charlie Rivel (23 Apr 1896–26 Jul 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8810816, citing Cementiri de Cubelles, Cubelles, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain ; Maintained by Find A Grave .