Irv Korman “Marlowe the Magic Clown”
For 30 years, Korman was a speech pathologist in the Akron Public Schools and later spent 13 years as a senior lecturer in the School of Communications at the University of Akron, where he earned both a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Theater.
Korman honed his clown chops with a 14 year stint as Ronald McDonald for McDonald’s Corp. in the Akron area.
Korman was recently honored by Carson & Barnes Circus as an inductee into their Happy Face Hall of Fame, where clowns who volunteer to entertain sick children are spotlighted.
Korman is a member of Clowns of America International, World Clown Association, Society of American Magicians, and the International Brotherhood of Magicians (member Order of Merlin for 25 years of membership).
Author of recently released book, “I Was Jerry Lewis’ Bodyguard for 10 Minutes and Other Celebrity Encounters,” Korman has written entertainment stories and reviews for local publications from 1978-2008. Among them “The Medina Gazette” and “The Gazette.”
Irv has been married to wife Francine for 43 years. They have two daughters, Julie and Melanie.