...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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...Banola Troupe. Andrée adopted his name (as was the tradition then, in the circus, when a young performer had apprenticed to a famous master) when she starte
...ame for herself: Her handstand on her trapeze bar didn’t fail to impress circus professionals and aficionados, and her act continued to improve over the ye
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...rres_Cole_Bros.jpeg|thumb|left|400px|Rob Torres at Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus (c.1993)]]While in high school, he was a member of the cross-country track
...Upon graduation, he toured for three years with [[Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus]], where he honed his comedic skills in front of large audiences and develo
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...d been a center-ring headliner with [[Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey]] Circus in the United States for seven consecutive seasons. She was also courageous
...troubles, and in an area also totally devoid of competition. (The Spanish circus scene at the time was particularly active.)
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...have made his one of the great names of the twentieth century’s European circus.
...]], a French equestrian who had settled in Sweden, where he originated his circus dynasty in the 19th century.
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...enough, Ernst would give him a solid "rap" on the head. Indeed, like many circus performers of his generation, Walter felt that life was tough for him as a
...ch, the Wintergarten’s director. Schuch, who was indeed a savvy judge of circus and variety acts, liked to see young artists try new things, and he made a
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==Animal Trainer, Circus Owner==
...rainer and circus owner, third-generation of one of the few truly American circus dynasties. He was born on January 15, 1931 in St. Peter, Minnesota to Milto
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...his horse, "American Anthem," on the backlot at [[Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus]] (1974) — ''Photo X''
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...unfortunately instrumental in building over the years a negative image of circus animal trainers. (1954)
* Biography: [[Clyde Beatty]]
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...[[Clyde_Beatty_Video_(1954)|Clude Beatty, lion act]], at the Clyde Beatty Circus (1954)
...de]][[Category:Animal Trainers|Beatty, Clyde]][[Category:Cage Acts|Beatty, Clyde]]
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...oved to Brooklyn, New York, when Gene was still a child. He wanted to be a circus artist; it was not just a vague childhood dream: As a teenager, he began to
...t was indeed a great exposure, which was duly noticed by the press and the circus community—and by Ed Sullivan who invited Mendez to his television sho
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...) Victor, Chela, Tito, Mando) on the back lot of [[Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus]] (1962) — ''Photo X''
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Rob Torres and fellow clown on the backlot of [[Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus]] (c.1993) — ''Photo © Paul Gutheil''
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...on the CBS Television show, ''Coliseum'' (1967) — ''Document: Tegge Circus Archives''
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...father, Jean-Antoine, nor his mother, Louise, née Escoda, belonged to the circus. Paul was only seven years old when he lost his mother; he was adopted by L
...The animals frequently lived in the cage where they performed. Unlike in a circus ring's large steel arena, there was not much room to move to shelter in cas
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...s clarifying it enough to avoid pointless speculations. He was born Vander Clyde Broadway on December 19, 1899, in Trickham, a small community in Texas's Co
...was immediately hooked and, then and there, decided that he would become a circus performer.
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...Sarasota area, which has been home to a significant number of circuses and circus performers since [[The Ringling Brothers|John and Charles Ringing]] moved t
...large crowd of circus artists, executives, fans and members of the greater circus arts appreciation community, who gather to honor the inductees, past and pr
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