Anybody know who this clown is?

Sat Mar 19 08:26:02 EDT 2011

There is an absolutely hysterical clip of Willie Whistle floating around where a snake goes down his pants.  Sadly, as far as I know, not
many clips of Willie still exist.

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Bob DeMattia
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 11:23 PM

And Peter gets a cookie!!!  From the old "Ask the Globe" column:

Q. Who used to play the clown Willie Whistle on Channel 38? D.S., Littleton
A. That was the station's program director Dick Beach, who played Willie
for nearly two decades before retiring and moving West in the mid-1980s.
Throughout the period Beach kept Willie's true identity a secret. He had
previously, in 1962, played a clown named Salty at a TV station in Toledo,
Ohio. In addition to his managerial duties, and playing Willie in a number
of charitable appearances, Beach also hosted a mornin g cartoon show on Ch.
38 five days a week.

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