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Quail Dobbs

Rodeo clown

Died when: 72 years 141 days (868 months)
Star Sign: Virgo


Quail Dobbs

Quail Dobbs (27 August 1941 in Albany, Texas – 15 January 2014 in Coahoma, Texas) was a famous rodeo clown and performer, inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2002.

His parents were Acie and Avis Dobbs, and his childhood was marked by many moves.In the late 1950s, the family moved to Colorado City.

In 1964, Dobbs married a high school classmate named Judy, and the couple had two children, Stephanie and Coley.In 1972, he made his acting debut as a rodeo clown in the movie J.

W.Coop.Dobbs began his career in rodeo by riding bulls and bareback horses, and in 1962 began work as a barrelman.

During his career he was named PRCA Clown of the Year twice in 1978 and 1988 and the Coors Man in the Can four times in 1985, 1986, 1990 and 1993.

He was one of only three men to work as both a bullfighter and barrelman at the National Finals Rodeo, and also worked seven times as a barrelman for the Wrangler Bullfight Tours Final.

He also worked 28 times at the Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming, and the 1998 Frontier Days marked Dobbs' last appearance in professional rodeo.

After his retirement, he became justice of the peace in Coahoma, Texas a position he held until his passing in 2014.

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