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FROM MONTREAL TO MUNICH TO MOSCOW, WANNA-BE BOZOS FLOCKED TO HOLLYWOOD FOR SHOT AT 'CLOWN CROWN'

 HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Some 50 people, including a waiter, a nurse, a science teacher and a truck driver, showed up in Hollywood today for the start of a nationwide search for six new Bozo actors to portray the world's most famous television clown.
 Several international auditionees, including one each from Germany, Russia, Mexico and Canada, were on hand, and the wanna-be Bozo applicants ranged in age from 18 to 76 years old. A truck driver from Brooklyn, N.Y., drove 3,000 miles cross-country for a chance to audition in the company of Larry Harmon, creator of television's Bozo.
 A number of lady clowns were also on hand today, auditioning for a chance to portray Bozo's new female sidekick, Bozette.
 Among a swirl of television cameras and still photographers, the potential Bozos strutted their stuff across the stage of the Laugh Factory, a Hollywood comedy club, while Harmon and his staff inspected their smorgasbord of specialty acts and critiqued their costumes, make-up and stage presence. Applicant routines included a homeless Bozo routine and a French-speaking ventriloquist act.
 Within the next few weeks, Harmon expects to select one or more Bozo actors from the Hollywood event and hopes to find a total of six Bozos by mid-year.
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 /CONTACT: Jerry Digney or George Leon of Larry Harmon Pictures, 213-463-2331/


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