...;"> ''Circopedia was originally created with the support of the Big Apple Circus Ltd. and inspired and funded by the [http://www.sdrubin.org/ Shelley & Dona
..., 1881-1965, and Alessandro Briatore, 1870-1960), who came from an Italian circus family, were among Europe's most celebrated clowns. In Paris, they dethrone
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...some legitimacy, the Flying Gaonas. And indeed, this has happened. To the circus world, however, there has been one and only one Flying Gaonas: the act in w
Victor Gaona Murillo (1925-2016) was born to an old, prolific Mexican circus family that traces its roots to the Circo Gaona y León, created in 1891 by
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...circus, ''Circo Reina Victoria''; Paulina was, therefore, thrown into the circus world from the very moment she first opened her eyes.
The family grew larger with the birth of two other brothers, Charlie Junior and Valentino. In 1930, the Rivels embarked on a long tour
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==Circus Owners, Equestrians, Animal Trainers, Acrobats, Aerialists==
...toured in about thirty countries. The Tognis have also always excelled in circus engineering: they are credited with several technical innovations, includin
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==Circus Owner, Animal Trainer==
...the most famous performer of the Togni dynasty, and the first true popular circus star in Italy. He entered the ring at age seven, as a young equestrian in a
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...nal clown character that stands as one of the twentieth century's greatest circus icons.
...s, the brothers began performing a trapeze act. Pedro later joined another circus, Circo Alegría, where he met—and later married—a French acroba
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==Knie: The Swiss National Circus==
...d be at the origin of one of the world's most prestigious and long-lasting circus dynasties. Born in Erfurt and nineteen years old, the young Friedrich left
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...928, in a family connected to show business and animals, albeit not to the circus: Heinz’s father was a movie stuntman who worked with horses for UFA in Be
...of the monumental [[Circus Busch]] in Berlin, and had reigned over a vast circus empire that included circuses in Altona, Hamburg, Breslau, and Vienna, and
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==Circus Owner and Director==
...unced the "Death of Britain’s Nº 1 Showman" and the "King of the Modern Circus," indicating the unrivalled position in which the showman was revered.
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==Circus Owner and Director==
...ir Force. After the Bertram Mills Circus closed down in 1967, he and Cyril Mills remained close friends.''
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...rt biographical note, that: "I gained my first experience in my father’s circus touring Australia and did my first act at the age of three, an act consisti
...s. Old Con seems to have made up his mind to get his family started in the circus business, a hard life—but a lucrative one if a family of performers c
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...(1868-1948), an equestrienne and a sister of the [[The Wirth Family|Wirth brothers]], proprietors of one of Australia’s largest circuses.
...he "American fearless hurricane hurdle rider." Like the most ''adroit'' of circus performers, bareback riders in particular, May was short but strong. She g
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Over many years, Norman Barrett has become the most loved and best known circus personality in Great Britain—regarded as "The World’s Greatest Ring
===Barrett’s Canadian Circus===
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...ed period of forty years, from 1939 through 1979, at Blackpool’s [[Tower Circus]], of which he became the undisputed star and, without a doubt, the most po
...an old French circus family of Italian origins—like so many ancient circus families anywhere else in the world. As for [[Jean-Marie Cairoli]] (1879-1
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==Juggler, Magician, Circus Owner==
...ls]] and his two sons in 1929, prior to the appearance of the full-fledged Mills tenting show in 1930.
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==Circus Director and Impresario==
...evements were the introduction of theatrical aesthetics into the traveling circus performance, a modern approach to public relations and marketing, his fores
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==Acrobat, Circus Owner==
...pted England. Yet, this highly respected artist and impresario came to the circus quite by accident, and in very unusual circumstances.
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...d circus director, [[Alphonse Rancy]] (1861-1933). She belonged to genuine circus aristocracy and, not surprisingly, she was an equestrienne of great talent.
...e]] eventually turned into a unforgettable tiger trainer—and a major circus star when he became the first "Tarzan" of the big cage in the 1940s, wearin
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...go) of one of the trio's original members, [[Charlie Rivel]], who left his brothers in 1935 to replicate the family act with other, anonymous partners and even
...Pedro and Juan began performing a trapeze act. Pedro later joined another circus, Circo Alegría, where he met—and later married—a French acroba
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...(Oftentimes, what seems spectacular on the stage loses its efficiency in a circus ring, which is a far more challenging performing space.)
...[[The Andreu-Rivels]], Charlie Rivel’s family act, with [[Bertram Mills Circus]]; and Valentino in Brussels. They all began performing at a tender age, wo
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