Dimitri (clown)

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Dimitri in 2016

Dimitri Jakob Muller (September 18, 1935 – July 19, 2016) was a Swiss clown. He was born in Ascona, Switzerland. After graduating from school, Dimitri became an apprentice potter while studying music and theater. He went to Paris to study under Etienne Decroux, then Marcel Marceau. In 1971, Dimitri and his wife Gunda, started their own theatre. In 1975, he founded the Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Verscio. In 1973, he was awarded the Grock prize, and appeared with New York's Big Apple Circus. He was inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame in 1995.

Dimitri died on July 19, 2016 in Borgnone, Ticino at the age of 80.[1]

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  1. "È morto il clown Dimitri" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 2016-10-06. Retrieved 2016-07-20.