A famous face will receive the Inaugural America’s Clown Award.
Comedy icon Dick Van Dyke has been named the first recipient of the award, presented by the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy. Van Dyke won’t be able to receive the award in person, but a video presentation of his acceptance will be played during the Red Skelton Festival on July 15th.
Van Dyke was selected as the inaugural winner for the award not only because of his legendary comedy career, but because of the happiness he has brought to so many American’s during his lifetime.
Van Dyke, who is 91-years-old, continues to sing, dance and entertain into 2017.