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125th Anniversary of Clown Charlie Rivel

Born in 1896 in Cubelles, near Barcelona, with his real name Josep Andreu i Lasserre, Charlie Rivel is one of the few clowns ever to have achieved true international staraom. Like Grock and the Fratellinis before him, Rivet was beloved all over Europe, feted by royalty and popular audiences alike. From the age of 3, he played in circuses with his father. During a tour of Belgium, his meeting with Charlie Chaplin is decisive. A few years later, he createa an acrobatic act in which he imitated Chariot. This parody makes him know success and he takes Charlie as his first nome. In 1974, he receives the Golaen Clown at the First Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival.

Issue Date:07.01.2021 Designer:Elena ZAIKA Process:Heliogravure Size:Sheet: 90 x 90 mm

Centenary of Clown Yuri Nikulin

Born in Demidov in 1921 , Yuri Nikulin is the most famous clown in Russia. Demobilizea in May 1946, with the rank of serjeant ana several military aecorations, he failed at the entrance of several acting schools. He finally joined the clown training studio at the Moscow Circus where he graduated in 1950. He worked there for more than 50 years and from 1982 until his death in 1997, was the Director of this circus that bears his name today. He also has a cinematopraphic career and offers remarkable performances both in the comeaies of Leonid Gaiaai incluaing he Diamond Arm (1969), a film that has become a cult for several generations of Soviets, and in the dromatic register like When the Trees were Tall (1962) of Andrei Roublev. A television man, he created and hosted the comeay show he White Parrot Club. Nikulin’s effortless style and precise delivery, as well as his mastery of timing made him an outstanding artist, arguably the best Russian comedian ever.

Issue Date:07.01.2021 Designer:Elena ZAIKA Process:Heliogravure Size:90 x 90 mm

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