Bobo Barnett and his one of many dogs that he used in his performances.Chester "Bobo" Barnett (1903–1985) was a clown whose career lasted from the late 1920s to the early 1970s. He played for numerous circuses, most notably with Cole Bros. Clyde Beatty Circus (now known simply as Cole Bros. Circus) and the Shrine Circus.Chester Eugene Barnett was born October 23, 1903 in Tenaha, Texas. His parents were John and Minnie. He had four siblings, Herman, William, Hazel and John.