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Seven of these eight costumed clowns are radio and television personalities, while the eighth (third from right) is Otto Griebling, who earns his livelihood as a clown with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. Group gathered at New York’s Madison Square Garden, April 1, 1953 for opening performance of “The Greatest Show On Earth.” From left are: Al Schacht, perennial baseball clown; Garry Moore, Sid Caesar, Lauritz Melchior, Jack Carter, Otto Griebling, Herb Shriner and Sam Levenson. The radio and TV personalities participated in the opening night performance with proceeds going to United Cerebral Palsy of New York. (AP Photo/Matty Zimmerman)