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  • Zishe (Siegmund) Breitbart (1893 - 1925)
    Siegmund Breitbart (22 February 1893 – 12 October 1925) (Yiddish: זיגמונד ברייטברט), al...
  • Homer S Woodworth (1842 - 1941)
    Biography Woodworth was born on December 28, 1842 in a log cabin in Angola, Indiana. When his father finally built a large frame house, it served as a primitive hotel for travelers. It was during the...
  • Daniel Decatur Emmett (1815 - 1904)
    Best known for writing "Dixie." Other songs written by Dan Emmett include "Old Dan Tucker," "The Blue Tail Fly," and "Turkey in the Straw." Daniel Emmett was a minstrel, song writer, and entertainer. B...
  • William Clifford Shyrigh (1869 - 1930)
    William was known professionally as Billy Clifford and had appeared in musical comedy and vaudeville for many years. He had teamed with his former wife, Maud Huth. At 10 years of age Billy joined a cir...
  • Barney Davis (1827 - 1912)
    from Wikipedia: Waino and Plutanor were actually Hiram W. and Barney Davis, two mentally disabled brothers from a Pleasant Township, Knox County, Ohio farm, born in 1825 in New York and 1827 in Ohio re...

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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