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  • 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 ...
  • Tod Browning (1880 - 1962)
    Tod Browning (born Charles Albert Browning, Jr.; July 12, 1880 – October 6, 1962) was an American motion picture actor, director and screenwriter. Browning's career spanned the silent and talk...
  • Nan Aspinwall (1880 - 1964)
    Nan Jeanne Aspinwall Gable Lambell was born in New York on February 2, 1880. She lived in Liberty, Nebraska for most of her early years. Later publicity during her career would state that she was raise...
  • John Tom Branson (1902 - 2000)
    Ran a circus Links
  • Thomas Sackett/Scott Baldwin (1857 - 1923)
    Thomas Scott Baldwin (June 30, 1854 – May 17, 1923) was a pioneer balloonist and U.S. Army major during World War I. He was the first American to descend from a balloon by parachute. Early car...

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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