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Ward-Bell Flyers

Inducted into the Ring of Fame: 2006

Circus Profession: Trapeze Artists

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The brainchild of Harold Ward and Gus Bell, it became one of the most acclaimed flying return acts of its day. At its peak in the 1950s, it included nine members performing three abreast on triple wide rigging. In a demonstration of high precision acrobatics aloft, it ended each performance with all nine members in the air simultaneously, executing three passing leaps in unison.