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Herbie Weber

Herbie Weber

1914 - 1991

Herbie Weber
 
 
 
Herbie Weber
 
 
Wire walker Herbie Weber
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Circus Trivia, Did You Know? Did You Know? Herbie Weber appeared on Broadway in Orson Welles adaptation of Jules Verna's "Around the World in 80 Days"and also in the movie "The Big Circus".

 

Herbie's act was very much in demand with most circuses across the United States, and he performed with many of them. He performed a low-wire routine and a "slide for life"where he would walk up an incline wire to the top of the circus tent and then slide backwards to the bottom.

Herbie performed the same routine for most of his career, (if it ain't broke don't fix it). He would walk, run, jump and dance across the wire wearing baskets on his feet. What really sold the act was "the fall". Herbie would attempt a jump and dramatically fall from the wire. Audience would gasp, the ringmaster and herbie's wife would run to his side and beg him not to try it again. Herbie would insist and complete the jump on the second try bringing the audience to their feet cheering, and he did this every performance. No one could sell this like Herbie Weber.

 

Herbie Weber
Herbie Weber is buried at the "Showmens Rest"section of Mt. Olivet Cemetery Hugo, OK

 
Herbie Weber
 
 
 
Herbie Weber
 
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