Anderson, Lew

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Anderson, Lew Gender: M
Lewis Burr Anderson
born on 7 May 1922 at 07:20 (= 07:20 AM )
Place Kirkman, Iowa, 41n44, 95w16
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 16°11' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 26°22 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 22°31'

Portrait of Lew Anderson 
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Lew Anderson (Clarabell the Clown)
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American actor and musician widely known by TV fans as the third and final actor to portray Clarabell the Clown on Howdy Doody between 1954 and 1960. He famously spoke Clarabell's only line on the show's final episode in 1960, with a tear visible in his eye, "Goodbye, kids." Anderson is also widely known by jazz music fans as a prolific jazz arranger, big band leader, and alto saxophonist. Anderson also played the clarinet.

Anderson also wrote many of the TV jingles for the 1950s and 1960s, including for Pepsi and Buick. Many of the jingles were performed by his group "The Honey Dreamers."

Anderson died in Hawthorne, New York, from complications of prostate cancer on 14 May 2006 at age 84.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Disease 14 May 2006 (Prostate cancer, age 84)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Prostate)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Prostate cancer)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy (Clown)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Jingles)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz