Mar 23, 2018
By Andy Johnson
The TV personality who played the original “Bozo the Clown” has died in Boston of heart disease at the age of 89.
Frank Avruch played Bozo from 1959 to 1970 and in the 60’s became the first nationally-syndicated “Bozo.”
Avruch was an active philanthropist and a board member of UNICEF’S New England chapter and toured the world performing as “Bozo the clown” for UNICEF.