Lou Jacobs was truly a Master Clown who performed with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® for 60 years from 1925 to 1985. In the latter decades of his long life and career, Jacobs achieved well-deserved renown as the world's most famous clown. His instantly recognizable clown face -- cone head, tiny hat, tuft of hair, arching eyebrows and oversized mouth -- was featured prominently on posters, billboards, and magazine covers, in television commercials, and even on a United States postage stamp. But the whimsical costume and makeup were but the trappings of a brilliantly creative mind.