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Famous Circus Performers

 

Famous Circus Performers

List of famous circus performers and acts both past and present.

 

A - C
 
Felix Adler
 
Fay Alexander
 
Bumpsey Anthony
 
Parley Baer
 
Elvin Bale
 
Barbette
 
Charly Baumann
 
Clyde Beatty
 
Ken "Turtle" Benson
 
La Marina Boyd
 
Roger Boyd Sr.
 
Ellen Bradna
 
Fred Bradna
 
Bill Brickle
 
Betty Broadbent
 
Ernie "Blinko" Burch
 
Campa Family
 
Pietro Canestrelli
 
Mike Cecere
 
Phil Chandler
 
Danny Chapman
 
Sarah Chapman
 
Jackie LeClaire
 
Ernestine Clarke
 
Alfredo Codona
 
Con Colleano
 
Antoinette Concello
 
Arthur "Art" Concello
 
Chris Connors
 
Charles Landkas-Coronas
 
Dutch Crawford
 
Cristiani Family
 
 
 
 
D - H
 
Harry Dann
 
Frank and Bernice Dean
 
Pinito Del Oro
 
Damu Dhotre
 
Diaz Sisters
 
Jose Diaz
 
Kenny Dodd
 
Eddie Dullum
 
Gee Gee Engesser
 
Merle Evans
 
Barbara Fairchild
 
Wayne Franzen
 
Isla Garcia
 
Cheerful Gardner
 
Lothar Geyer
 
Bobby and Rosa Gibbs
 
Ron and Mitzi Gill
 
Marvin Girard Family
 
Abe Goldstein
 
Lew Graham
 
Otto Griebling
 
Poodles Hanneford
 
Struppi Hanneford
 
John, Mary Ruth Herriott
 
Eddie Hendricks
 
Merlin "Shorty" Hinkle
 
Dave Hoover
 
 
J - R
 
Dolly Jacobs
 
Lou Jacobs
 
Terrell Jacobs
 
Jimmy James
 
Paul Jerome
 
Johnny Jessick
 
Smokey Jones
 
Paul Jung
 
George Keller
 
Emmett Kelly
 
Mickey King
 
Matt Laurish
 
Lillian Leitzel
 
Jules Leotard
 
Fred Logan
 
Barry Lubin
 
Mack MacDonald
 
Peggy MacDonald
 
Esma Wilson - Maley
 
Teresa Morales Matchett
 
Sara Diaz Miller
 
Stuart Miller
 
Bird Millman
 
The Muse Bros. - Eko & Iko
 
Lou Nagy
 
The Nelson Family
 
Count Nicholas
 
La Norma
 
Francis "Slivers" Oakley
 
Terry O'Brien
 
Liliane Parbot
 
The Pedrola Family
 
Bert Pettus
 
Michael Polakovs
 
Dan Rice
 
John Bill Ricketts
 
Charles Roark
 
Billy Rodgers
 
Harold Ronk
 
Manuel "Junior" Ruffin
 
S - Z
 
Hugo Schmitt
 
Joe "Skippy" Schmitt
 
Chuck Schlarbaum
 
Harry Shell
 
Maria Spelterini
 
Spitzer Family
 
Mabel Stark
 
Ted Svertesky
 
Col. Harry Thomas
 
Unus
 
Vicki Unus
 
The Wallenda Family
 
Karl Wallenda
 
Nik Wallenda
 
Flying Wards
 
Erma Ward
 
Herbie Weber
 
Freddie White
 
Benny Williams
 
Gunther Gebel-Williams
 
Rex Williams
 
Dime and Connie Wilson
 
Buckles Woodcock
 
William "Bill" Woodcock
 
Hugo Zacchini
 
Alberto Zoppe
 
 

 

Circus Performers by Categories

Aerial Acts

Fay Alexander
Elvin Bale
Pietro Canestrelli
Sarah Chapman
Ernestine Clarke
Alfredo Codona
Antoinette Concello
Arthur "Art" Concello
Charles Landkas-Coronas
Pinito Del Oro
Ron and Mitzi Gill
Struppi Hanneford
Dolly Jacobs
 
 
Mickey King
Lillian Leitzel
Jules Leotard
Esma Wilson - Maley
La Marina Boyd
Sara Diaz Miller
La Norma
Liliane Parbot
Billy Rodgers
 
 
 
 
 
Maria Spelterini
Vicki Unus
The Wallenda Family
Flying Wards
Irma Ward
Freddie White
Hugo Zacchini
 
 
 
 

 

Animal Acts and Equestrians

Charly Baumann
Clyde Beatty
Ken "Turtle" Benson
Roger Boyd Sr.
Ellen Bradna
Mike Cecere
Ernestine Clarke
Cristiani Family
Damu Dhotre
Gee Gee Engesser
Barbara Fairchild
Wayne Franzen
 
 
Cheerful Gardner
Bobby and Rosa Gibbs
John, Mary Ruth Herriott
Dave Hoover
Terrell Jacobs
Smokey Jones
George Keller
Matt Laurish
Fred Logan
Mack MacDonald
Peggy MacDonald
Bert Pettus
John Bill Ricketts
Billy Rodgers
 
Manuel "Junior" Ruffin
Hugo Schmitt
Mabel Stark
Ted Svertesky
Benny Williams
Gunther Gebel-Williams
Rex Williams
Buckles Woodcock
William "Bill" Woodcock
Alberto Zoppe
 
 
 

 

Ground Acts

Campa Family
Pietro Canestrelli
Phil Chandler
Con Colleano
Frank and Bernice Dean
Lothar Geyer
Diaz Sisters
Marvin Girard Family
 
 
Poodles Hanneford
Eddie Hendricks
Johnny Jessick
Stuart Miller
The Nelson Family
Terry O'Brien
Charles Roark
 
 
Spitzer Family
Herbie Weber
Dime and Connie Wilson
Unus
 
 
 
 

 

Circus Clowns

Felix Adler
Bumpsey Anthony
Bill Brickle
Ernie "Blinko" Burch
Danny Chapman
Jackie LeClaire
Harry Dann
Kenny Dodd
 
 
Jose Diaz
Eddie Dullum
Abe Goldstein
Otto Griebling
Merlin Hinkle "Shorty"
Lou Jacobs
Jimmy James
 
 
Paul Jerome
Paul Jung
Emmett Kelly
Barry Lubin
Lou Nagy
Francis "Slivers" Oakley
Michael Polakovs "Coco"
Dan Rice
Happy Spitzer

 

Circus Ringmasters

Parley Baer
Roger Boyd Sr.
Bill Brickle
Fred Bradna
Phil Chandler
Chris Connors
Dutch Crawford
 
Harry Dann
Lew Graham
John Herriott
Jimmy James
Count Nicholas
Harold Ronk
Col. Harry Thomas

 

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