Actors and Entertainers

Claude Kirchner
the Ring Master on "Super Circus"
Claude Kirchner
Photo was taken back when Claude co-hosted with Mary Hartline on the program.

Contributed by Bob Wilson Jr

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Posted by Wonderama Kid at 1:15 pm (PDT) on Mon July 24, 2017   
No..Bob..Jack Sterling didn't host a circus tv series..before Claude Kirchner ..Jack hosted his own kids circus tv variety series"The Big Top"for CBS TV..saturday mornings from 1951 to 1957...Claude hosted"Super Circus"on ABC TV..first from 1949 to 1955.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 12:18 pm (PST) on Fri January 13, 2017   
Wasn't he preceded by Jack Sterling as a ringmaster in a similar outfit?
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 6:28 am (PDT) on Sat May 18, 2013   
Mr.Claude Kirchner was a puppeteer on "Terry Tunes
Circus", "Merry Toones Circus", "The Scrub Clubs" and
"Super Adventure Theater" on WOR TV Ch.9 in NYC from
1956 to 1968SurprisedSmileWink.
Posted by Duff at 1:03 pm (PST) on Sat February 9, 2013   
I recall Claude Kirchner as a puppeteer, or at least appearing with a puppet named Clowny.  The show might have been "Terrytoons Circus" from WOR-TV 9 in NYC.  I was terribly excited about a gyroscope toy offered on the show one day, and begged my parents for it.  It cost 50 cents, so my dad carefully cut out circles in a piece of cardboard to hold the quarters, and we mailed them.  The gyroscope never arrived.
Posted by Bob Wilson Jr at 5:34 am (PST) on Sat February 9, 2013   
Many years after (in about 1973) having been a fan of "Super Circus" (in 1950), I was riding on a commuter train from Greenwich CT to Manhattan, and heard a familiar voice talking from the seat right behind me. I couldn't place who it was, but turned and saw that it was Claude himself. No big deal, but I thought it was remarkable that after so many years, I could remember that voice.

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