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Wettach, (Charles) Adrien [performing name Grock]locked

  • Don Stacey


Wettach, (Charles) Adrien [performing name Grock] (1880–1959), clown, was born at Reconvilier, in the Bernese Jura, Switzerland, on 10 January 1880, one of six children of Jean-Adolphe Wettach (1853–1921), watchmaker and café proprietor, and his wife, Cécile Fanny Péquegnat (1853–1941). After leaving school he was apprenticed as a watchmaker, but revealed comic and musical talents, and joined a travelling circus troupe. He took up with the ...

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