Family and friends are mourning the death of Bill Bozo Britten who recently passed away.
Bill Britten, who played a beloved “Bozo the Clown” on WPIX in the 1960s, has died, according to an obituary.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media by
BILL BRITTEN Obituary
BRITTEN–Bill, 1928-2020, a gifted performer, TV personality and teacher who is remembered fondly by a generation of New Yorkers as “Johnny Jellybean” and “Bozo the Clown”, passed away on February 4, 2020. Born William Cohen in 1928, Billy was the beloved husband of the late Mary Louise Jones for 48 years and a devoted brother and uncle.
He served in the US Army where he wrote, performed and produced shows for Special Services, then earned a Master’s in Drama from the University of Washington. He performed on a variety of local TV shows and in key roles in the original Broadway production of “Man from La Mancha” and the 1980 film “Fame”. Later in his career, he served as Programming Director for WNYC and taught drama to generations of students at the Performing Arts High School in New York. All of us lucky enough to have crossed paths with him will miss the way Billy always brightened
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