Circus Ring of Fame Wheel Plaque

Dime Wilson Family

Inducted into the Ring of Fame: 2010

Circus Profession: Clown, Aerialist, Animal Trainers

dime wilson family Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductees

He clowned for a lifetime while helping raise a half-dozen future circus stars. Paired with his wife, Connie, who was one of the first performing female clowns, the couple amused audiences on more than 30 shows over half a century while also bringing five talented daughters and a son into the circus world. All of the offspring, Penny, Trudy, Joanne, Linda, Donna and Dime, Jr. pursued circus careers and became notable performers, specializing in clowning, aerial and animal acts.