Oleg Konstantinovich Popov was born on July 31, 1930, and died on November 2, 2016. He was a Soviet and Russian clown and circus artist. He was called the “Clown Soleil” (“Sunshine clown”) by French journalist Jacqueline Cartier—a nickname that eventually stuck. During 1955, Oleg performed abroad for the first time, in Warsaw, and the ..
Pierre Étaix was born on November 23, 1928, and died on October 14, 2016. He was a French clown, comedian and filmmaker. He made a series of acclaimed short- and feature-length films in the 1960s, many of them co-written by influential screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière. Pierre Étaix won an Academy Award. Because of a legal dispute ..
Mike VI, Mike the Tiger died on October 11, 2016. He was the official mascot of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and serves as the graphic image of LSU sports. Mike was the name of both the live and costumed mascots. Sometimes, Mike is referred to as “Mike the Lion,” a nickname provided by ..
Dimitri was born on September 18, 1935, in Ascona, Switzerland, and died on July 19, 2016. His birthname is Dimitri Jakob Müller. He was a well-known Swiss clown and mime. He changed his name and his official name became Jakob Dimitri. When he was only seven years old, Muller decided he wanted to become a ..
Zema Williams was born in 1941, and died on July 19, 2016. He was better known as Chief Zee. He was a well-known fan and unofficial mascot of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. Chief Zee was dressed in a faux Native American war bonnet, rimmed glasses, and a red jacket, Chief Zee ..