Local children’s television icon Corky the Clown, beloved by baby boomers, died today. He was 91.
Clif St. James, of Webster Groves, had been experiencing complications related to pneumonia.
During the 1950s and 60s St. James was a veritable mainstay on KSD-TV. He appeared daily on the channel after school as his clown persona from 4 to 4:30 p.m., but also held duties as a weatherman and occasional news anchor. Occasionally, he even performed his weather duties as Corky. His career at the station spanned 30 years.