On Monday, August 27, 2012, entertainer Russell Scott died in Morrison, Colorado. He was 91.
Scott was known as Blinky the Clown. He starred in a Denver, Colorado television program called “Blinky’s Fun Club” for 40 years, from 1958 to 1998.
“Blinky’s Fun Club” originated from the studios of KKTV in Colorado Springs. In 1966 the show moved to KWGN in Denver and remained there until 1998.
Mr. Scott holds several records. Some of them include:
- The Longest Career of a Children’s Television Show Host, in the United States
- The Second Longest Broadcast Career of a Children’s Television Show Host, in the world
- The Longest Career of a Television Clown, in the world
In 2004 Scott was inducted into the Silver Circle of the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
In 2005 Scott was inducted into the Broadcast Professionals of Colorado’s Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.
In 2006 this entertainer was the subject of a documentary, titled Blinky. It was produced and directed by Brian Malone.
Scott also owned, for 22 years, Blinky’s Antiques and Collectibles on South Broadway in Denver, Colorado. It closed in 2008.
After a brief illness, Russell Scott died on August 27th in a hospital in Morrison, Colorado.
Condolences go out to Scott’s family, friends and fans.