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  • Mikhail Nikolayevich Rumyantsev (Karandash) (1901 - 1983)
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    World Champion Lady 'Bucking Horse' Rider. Best known performances with Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show, Col. E.T. Cummings Brighten Tour, England, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, 101 Ranch Wild West Show,...
  • Maud Wagner (1877 - 1961)
    Wagner was an aerialist and contortionist, working in numerous traveling circuses. She met Gus Wagner—a tattoo artist who described himself as "the most artistically marked up man in America" wh...
  • Zishe (Siegmund) Breitbart (1893 - 1925)
    Siegmund Breitbart (22 February 1893 – 12 October 1925) (Yiddish: זיגמונד ברייטברט), ...

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

Owners

https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/d8/89/dc/73/53444838af75bb49/yit23gup_t2.jpg P. T. Barnum (1810 – 1891)
American circus owner of the Barnum & Bailey Circus
https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/1a/32/85/96/5344483a94d91cd9/sethbhowes_t2.jpg Seth Howes (1815 – 1901)
American circus owner
https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/6a/cc/08/e5/5344483e4c3f1ac3/fd46d-johnringling_t2.jpg John Ringling (1866 – 1936)
American circus owner of the Ringling Brothers Circus

Sideshow performers

https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/55/09/69/b2/534448392374b4fe/elizabeth_charlotte_stice_t2.jpg Lottie Grant (born Elizabeth Charlotte Stice)
American sideshow performer, known for her immense weight
https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p8/9786/0907/5344483759b865f5/Charles_Stratton_t2.jpg General Tom Thumb (born Charles Sherwood Stratton)
American sideshow performer, known for his short stature
https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/1c/71/fa/ac/5344483e4c4269a4/feb72rib_t2.jpg 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

External links

Australian Circus Links