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Circus or sideshow performer

Renée Adorée

Real/Birth Name:
Jeanne de la Fonte
Also Known As:
Renee Adoree
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35, 5 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Tom Moore by 15 years.

Brief Facts:

Died of tuberculosis. Silent films. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Eddie Albert

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Albert Heimberger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Margo, until her earlier death.
Older than Margo by 11 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, Switch. Movies Escape to Witch Mountain, The Longest Day, The Teahouse of the August Moon, Oklahoma! Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6441 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

P T Barnum

Real/Birth Name:
Phineas Taylor Barnum
Also Known As:
P. T. Barnum
PT Barnum
Nickname(s):
Prince Of Humbug
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owned circus later merged with Ringling Brothers circus. Organized tours for singer Jenny Lind. Showed tiny men General Tom Thumb and Commodore Nutt. Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Joe E. Brown

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Evans Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 22 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Some Like It Hot. Circus as a child. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1680 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sunset Carson

Real/Birth Name:
Winifred Maurice Harrison
Also Known As:
Michael Harrison
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

A real cowboy. Movie The El Paso Kid

Commodore Nutt

Real/Birth Name:
George Washington Morrison Nutt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famous dwarf who worked for P T Barnum. Height 36 inches when he joined Barnum, grew to 43 inches.

Lewis Croft

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis A. Croft
Also Known As:
Idaho Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 3 days before his 89th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Wizard of Oz. Member of The Munchkins Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: The Munchkins for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Elephant Man

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Carey Merrick
Also Known As:
the Elephant Man
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Disease produced a disfigured face; subject of the movie and play The Elephant Man

General Tom Thumb

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Sherwood Stratton
Also Known As:
Tom Thumb
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tiny man in the sideshow - circus of P T Barnum. Height 3 feet 4 inches.

Jakob "Jackie" Gerlich

Real/Birth Name:
Jakob "Jackie" E. Gerlich
Nickname(s):
Jackie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Wizard of Oz. Member of The Munchkins. The red member of the Lollipop Guild Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: The Munchkins for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Paul Gilbert

Real/Birth Name:
Ed MacMahon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
grandfather of
by adoption father of
by adoption father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot. Movie Cat Ballou. TV show Laugh-In. Died of a stroke. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6340 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Clarence Chesterfield Howerton

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Chesterfield Howerton
Also Known As:
Major Mite
Human Atom
Big Baby Elephant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 2' 4". Movie The Wizard of Oz. Member of The Munchkins Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with group group: The Munchkins for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Harry James

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Haag James
Also Known As:
The Youngest Contortionist in the World
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Betty Grable by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Trumpet player. Group Music Makers. Found Frank Sinatra working as a waiter, hired him as singer for his band. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1983. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1983. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6683 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Emmett Kelly

Real/Birth Name:
Emmett Leo Kelly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Clown with a sad face, circus performer. Role as Weary Willie. Hall of Famous Missourians 1996.

Tim McCoy

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy John Fitzgerald McCoy
Also Known As:
Col. Tim McCoy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies War Paint, Riders of the Dark. Toured with Ringling Brothers Circus and his own Wild West show. Local TV show in Los Angeles The Tim McCoy Show. Cowboy Hall of Fame 1974. Hall of Great Western Performers 1973. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Clayton Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Carlton Moore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie serials The Lone Ranger in lead role. Hall of Great Western Performers 1990. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1984. Texas Trail of Fame 2002. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6914 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 5 June 1987.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sally Rand

Real/Birth Name:
Harriet Helen Gould Beck
Also Known As:
Billie Beck
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1927). Ecdysiast, burlesque dancer. Noted for her ostrich feather fan dance and balloon bubble dance. Silent film actor. Burlesque Hall of Fame.

Blanchard Ryan

Real/Birth Name:
Susan Blanchard Ryan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
51, 27 days before her 52nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Big Helium Dog, Open Water

Felix Silla

Real/Birth Name:
Felix Anthony Silla
Also Known As:
Felix Cilla
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81, 26 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 3' 11", Role of Cousin Itt in tv series The Addams Family. Movies The Kentucky Fried Movie, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Batman Returns
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