Rusty Nails, clown character, Died at 87

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Dead, James H. Allen (May 15, 1928 – July 28 2015) portrayed the clown character Rusty Nails.

Allen was a pioneer of children’s entertainment on TV when it was in its infancy.

He also made appearances at supermarkets and at Alpenrose Dairy, which was his longtime sponsor.

He was associated with the Rose Festival for 60 years and Fred Meyer for more than 20 years.

Allen was an ordained minister and was affiliated with Beaverton Foursquare Church for the past 30 years.

He’s survived by his wife, Georgia, and his four children, Jody Allen, Leslie Hagan, Ken Allen and Desiree Fisher, as well as nine grandchildren.