Circus Ring of Fame Wheel Plaque

George Carden

Inducted into the Ring of Fame: 2022

Circus Profession: Circus Owner

Born: 1952

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Revered and respected by peers and performers alike, known as one of the foremost circus producers ever, George Carden has been in the circus business practically all his life, starting at age three. He has performed as an aerialist and animal trainer, appearing with his elephants in the RBBB center ring. He is probably best known for bringing his shows to numerous Shrine circuses throughout North America, aiding these, and other philanthropic organizations in raising millions of dollars for their constituents. George values his relationships with these groups and has the reputation as one of the fairest and likeable impresarios in the circus industry. He has always felt animals should be part of the circus and works tirelessly on behalf of those whose livelihood depends on their charges. He is beloved by the performers in his employ and never fails to produce spectacular circuses.