Scandal Hits Milwaukee
Harmon was honored by the hall of fame in 1990. But the hall took down his plaque after a journalist pointed out that another man created the character.
Hall of fame volunteer director Terri Hall says her more recent research revealed Harmon was not honored as the character Bozo but given a lifetime achievement award for popularizing the character and his work on television.
Harmon bought the rights to Bozo in the 1950s and performed as him for decades.
Hall said Monday that Harmon was reinstated last year but the hall of fame was waiting to make an announcement until it could organize an event honoring him.
Harmon died Thursday of congestive heart failure. He was 83.