Mister Rogers

FRANCOIS CLEMMONS WEARS a King coat from Nigeria while showing off his impressive closets at his Middlebury home. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell
VERMONT — Governor Phil Scott today announced François Scarborough Clemmons as the recipient of the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Clemmons, who lives in Middlebury, is a nationally renowned actor, singer, playwright and author. He is best known for his role as Officer Clemmons on the children’s television series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Clemmons is also a Grammy-winning opera singer and founder of the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble. He appeared in the 2018 documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" which told the story of Fred Rogers, who was a dear friend and mentor to...

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