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Weary Willie Day - 2021-12-09
What is Weary Willie Day?
In the 1930s, a new clown character called “Weary Willie” was created by Emmett Kelly. This clown persona featured a hobo in appearance and attire and was based on the common hobos in America at that time. Early in his career, Kelly worked as a cartoonist. He created the Weary Willie character when he was young, and it became popular in newspapers. After working at various jobs around the circus, he eventually became a clown for Ringling Brothers Circus. Kelly’s talent went beyond a convincing performance as a down-and-out sad sack. He perfected a famous routine in which he tried to sweep up a spotlight only to be startled by its reappearance.
When is Weary Willie Day?
Weary Willie Day is celebrated on December 9th!
History of Weary Willie Day
We have been unable thus far to find the creator of this national day, but we will be sure to keep you posted.
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