Full Name: Nicolai Poliakoff
Profession: Famous Clown
Why Famous: Most famous clown in the UK during the middle decades of the 20th century.
Technically, he was not a clown but an auguste, the foolish character who is always on the receiving end of buckets of water and custard pies. The auguste often works with the cleverer white-faced clown, who always gets the better of him.
- 1929-12-21 Coco the Clown first appears for Bertram Mills Circus in Manchester, England
- 1962-01-15 Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff] is the subject of the BBC TV programme "This is Your Life"
- 1974-11-29 Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff] special memorial service held at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England