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Friday’s top RNS feature is about “Freedom Rose: The Patriotic Clown.” Buddy Lemaster became deaf at age 21, suffered through alcoholism and depression for 30 years, and then found his way, entertaining thousands of children. Since the early days of his 14-year clown career, he has conspicuously sewn “I am a Christian clown, I don’t […]


  1. I am trying to reach Buddy to ask him to work in our childrens area of a local event September 23 & 24. If anyone knows how I might reach him please email me at or forward my information to him,

    ALaura Askins
    Children’s Area Big Spring Jam
    Huntsville Alabama

  2. Hello ALaura

    I thought I would let you know FREEDOM ROSE lives in Hermitage Tn., but is retired, health wise, I am unable to do such shows as the Jam, but would like to express my appreciation for all the support shown me. I realize this maybe a old posting, but imagine folks would like to know what happened to me. I married another clown.
    If the Jam committee has any pictures or just would like to say something about my time with the Jam, I would appreciate anything you may have, the Jam was my favorite show.

    Buddy Lemaster