Marshall Brodien, the Emmy-winning performer who played Wizzo the Wizard on Chicago’s “The Bozo Show,” has died, his former TV station WGN reported Friday. He was 84.
He had been battling Alzheimer’s disease since a diagnosis in 2007.
Brodien became a fixture on Chicago-area children’s TV for his work on “The Bozo Show,” which aired for more than 40 years until ending its long run in 2001.
Wizzo became popular on the show for the catchphrase “Doody, doody, do.”
In addition to an Emmy Award, Brodien also received the Chicago TV Academy’s Silver Circle Hall of Fame.
According to WGN, he is survived by his wife, Mary, six children and stepchildren, and 14 grand and great-grandchildren.