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  • Fred Stone (1873 - 1959)
    Fred Andrew Stone (August 19, 1873 – March 6, 1959) was an American actor. Stone began his career as a performer in circuses and minstrel shows, went on to act on vaudeville, and became a star...
  • Ken Maynard (1895 - 1973)
    Kenneth Olin "Ken" Maynard (July 21, 1895 – March 23, 1973) was an American motion picture stuntman and actor. Biography Maynard was born in Vevay, Indiana, one of five children, another o...
  • Eddie Albert (1906 - 2005)
    (1) findagrave.... ; ; en.wikipedia... ; Edward Albert Heimberger was born in Rock Island, Illinois, on April 22, 1906, the oldest of the five children of Frank Daniel Heimberger (1874–1970), ...
  • Arthur Silverlake (1860 - 1920)
    Arthur Silverlake and his brother toured with a circus in an aerial act known as "The Flying Silverlakes". His wife, Edith Goodwin, was an actress. Arthur and Edith later appeared in vaudeville in a ...
  • Fern Andra (1893 - 1974)
    Fern Andra (November 24, 1893 – February 8, 1974) was an American actress, film director, script writer and producer. Next to Henny Porten and Asta Nielsen she was one of the most popular and ...

Circus people are people who owned or were employed by a travelling circus, including performers suchs clowns, acrobats, animal trainers, musicians, and other stunt-oriented artists, as well as circus hands, managers, and accountants.

List of notable circus people


Sideshow performers

  • Lottie Grant (born Elizabeth Charlotte Stice), American sideshow performer, known for her immense weight
  • General Tom Thumb (born Charles Sherwood Stratton), American sideshow performer, known for his short stature
  • Lobster Boy (born Grady Franklin Stiles), American sideshow performer, known for his deforming condition of ectrodactyly, in which the fingers and toes are fused together to form claw-like extremities

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