Chicago's Bozo the Clown in Hollywood

Before dominating children's television, Bozo the clown performed for Hollywood's kids. ⁣

Bozo the Clown’s Chicago franchise on WGN (1960-2001) is one of the most popular children's programs in television history. Less widely known is that Bozo, before starring on TV, was hired by Hollywood stars to entertain at their children’s birthday parties. ⁣

In the images below, you can see Bozo at the 5th birthday of Ann Rutherford’s daughter, Gloria. You might know Rutherford as one of Scarlett O'Hara's sisters in Gone with the Wind or as Polly in the Andy Hardy teen comedies, costarring Mickey Rooney. ⁣