James Leo Duffy at the Nebraska State Fair 1918
Bert Leo (James Leo Duffy) at the Nebraska State Fair of 1918.
James Leo Duffy was born 13 Apr 1882 in New Castle, Lawrence County, PA. James was the son of Keizah Hilliard Duffy and George Duffy. He became a clown in the following circuses: John Robinson's Circus, Sells-Floto Circus, and Al Barnes' Circus. James went by the name, "Bert Leo" when he was employed by the circuses. James is seen in this photo in his clown make-up and costume. He died 25 Sep 1940 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, OH. James is buried in New Castle, Lawrence County, PA.