Wettach, (Charles) Adrien [performing name Grock]
- 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 ...