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“Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” star to perform

'Officer Clemmons' is Middlebury artist-in-residence

Middlebury College’s favorite celebrity artist, François Clemmons, is a familiar face to millions of adults. During the 1970s, Clemmons entertained these adults—when they were children—as Officer Clemmons on PBS-TV’s “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood”.

Middlebury College’s favorite celebrity artist, François Clemmons, is a familiar face to millions of adults. During the 1970s, Clemmons entertained these adults—when they were children—as Officer Clemmons on PBS-TV’s “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood”.

— Middlebury College’s favorite celebrity faculty member, François Clemmons, is a familiar face to millions of adults. During the 1970s, Clemmons entertained these adults—when they were children—as Officer Clemmons on PBS-TV’s “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood”.

A singer, performer, playwright and university lecturer, he is best known for his appearances on entertainer Fred Rogers’ popular show.

For 25 years, Clemmons performed the role of Officer Clemmons, a friendly neighborhood policeman, in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe on the children's television show. In the neighborhood itself, Clemmons ran a singing and dance studio located in the building diagonally across from Mr. Rogers' house.

Clemmons will perform at Middlebury College, Nov. 16, 8 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall. Clemmons will present a joyful evening of songs with sass and soul. The event is free.

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