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Roy Thomas Brown
Roy Thomas Brown
 Cooky the Clown

  • Born 8 July 1932 - Tucson, Pima Co, AZ
  • Deceased 22 January 2001 - Chicago, Cook Co., IL,aged 68 years old
  • Graphic artist, puppeteer, clown, WGN-TV
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    Roy T. Brown, 68, who played Cooky the Clown, longtime sidekick to Bozo the Clown and the clown on the "The Bozo Show" most likely to get a pie in the face or water poured down his pants, died from congestive heart failure Monday, Jan. 22, in Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village. As Cooky, Mr. Brown was the earnest ne'er-do-well always getting outsmarted by Bozo. He cheerfully endured hundreds of hurled cream pies, constant trickery that kept him from leading the closing Grand March and disparaging remarks about lousy circus food during a run that began when Mr. Brown invented Cooky in 1968 and ended (more or less) with his 1994 retirement. He was a puppeteer before joining the Bozo cast, playing the title character in the children's TV show "Garfield Goose and Friends," and creator of some of that show's most enduring characters, including Romberg Rabbit. For "Ray Rayner and His Friends," and later on "The Bozo Show," he provided the voice of Cuddly Dudley. He was still on "Garfield Goose" when he created Cooky the Cook, parlaying an acquaintance with Bozo producer Don Sandburg into an audition for the program when Sandburg (who then played Bozo's sidekick Sandy the Tramp) announced he was leaving the show. "He was talented in the classic sense--he knew the old vaudeville routines just marvelously," said Allen Hall, longtime producer of "The Bozo Show." In addition to being inducted into the Clown Hall of Fame, Mr. Brown won a Chicago/Midwest Emmy award in 1992 and was later named to the Chicago Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Silver Circle. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lu; four sons, William, David, Michael and Craig; three stepsons, Scott, Michael and James Baudin; and three step-grandchildren. His first wife, Sandra, died in the mid-1990s. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday in Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St., Roselle. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel.

    --- Chicago Tribune, Jan. 24, 2001

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    |2_Milton Brown 1887
    |--1_Roy Thomas Brown 1932-2001
    |                                                  _____|12_George H. Barnett 1842-1919
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    |                       _____|6_William J. Barnett 1873-1957
    |                      /                        \                          _____|26_Jesse D. Clark 1823-1887
    |                     /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|13_Samantha Clark 1842-1873
    |                    /                                                     ¯¯¯¯¯|27_Phoebe Houghton 1825-1906
    |3_Mildred Barnett 1897
                          \                                                     _____|28_James Hampton 1776-1858
                           \                           _____|14_Dudley L. Hampton 1830-1912
                            \                         /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|29_Prudence Hewitt 1787-1838
                             ¯¯¯¯¯|7_Maude Hampton 1874-1962
                                                       ¯¯¯¯¯|15_Laura Emery 1846