The Circus Ring of Fame Inductees

Lola Dobritch

By Dominique Jando A fourth-generation circus performer (through her mother), Lola Dobritch (1922-2008) was one of the great tight-wire artists of the mid-twentieth century, famous

cecil b. demille Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Cecil B. Demille

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Greatest Show on Earth is a 1952 American drama film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille,[2] shot in

Pinito Del Oro Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Pinito Del Oro

By Dominique Jando Pinito del Oro (1931-2017) was a genuine circus star, an iconic personality of the Spanish entertainment scene, and one of the world’s

Ben Davenport Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee plaque

Ben, Eva and Norma Davenport

From Circuses and Sideshows website: Ben Davenport One of the most colorful characters in the circus industry, Ben Davenport owned Dailey Bros. Circus, a large

Del Moral Troupe Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductees

Troupe, Del Moral

Circo-Pedia the online Circus Encylopedia defines the Perch-Pole as a long perch held vertically on a performer’s shoulder or forehead, on the top of which

Kenny Dodd Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Kenny Dodd

From Pat Cashin’s Clown Alley Kenny Dodd was born April 13, 1938, in Detroit, MI. to Frances (school teacher) and Harry Dodd (auto worker). Kenny’s

The highest of achievements in circus arts and culture is celebrated annually in Sarasota, Florida. The Circus Ring of Fame Foundation organizes and hosts the dignified ceremony on beautiful St. Armands Circle before thousands of admirers. The end result is part Academy Awards “Lifetime Achievement”mixed with a Hollywood Walk of Fame style plaque, representing permanent recognition for the artist. After the ceremony, the inductees remove elegant red velvet covers revealing large bronze wagon wheels and biographical plaques, providing a synopsis of their lifelong contribution to circus arts and culture.

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