The Day Weary Willie Smiled

Kelly, Stasia
October 2006
Guideposts;Oct2006, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p28
The author tells the story of the day the clown Weary Willie smiled. Weary Willie, the clown who always wore a frown, is her father. Emmett Kelly in real life, popularized the sad clown and never smiled when portraying Weary Willie's character. The one time he smiled, a young photographer snapped his photo. Copies of the photo went around the world. She found out later on that the day Weary Willie smiled was the day she was born.


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