Blinky the Clown – Dead at 91

DENVER (AP) – Russell Scott, who greeted countless Colorado children for decades as local television’s “Blinky The Clown,” has died.

His daughter says Scott died Monday from complications of pneumonia. He was 91.

Scott’s career as a clown grew from sketches he performed for children who came to see a miniature circus he had carved and displayed in his home.

Later Colorado Springs television station KKTV offered to let Scott write and produce a children’s show as Blinky. He hosted nearly 10,000 shows from 1958 to 1998 on KKTV and later KWGN-TV.

Survivors include daughter Linda Scott Ballas of Denver and his son, Larry Scott of Littleton; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Daughter Susan Scott Besaw preceded him in death.