‘Officer Clemmons’ shares memories of Mister Rogers

François Clemmons, who portrayed “Officer Clemmons” on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” for 25 years, spoke at the Norfolk Library on Sunday, Feb. 3. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

NORFOLK —  It truly was a beautiful day in the neighborhood when François Clemmons gave a talk at the Norfolk Library on Sunday, Feb. 3.

For 25 years, from 1968 to 1993, Clemmons portrayed “Officer Clemmons,” a police officer on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” a documentary about the classic PBS children’s show, was released last year.

Clemmons was born in Birmingham, Ala., and was raised in Youngstown, Ohio. 

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