The Circus Ring of Fame Inductees

tito gaona and family Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductees

Tito Gaona and Family

By Dominique Jando (Circopedia): The Gaonas are a large Mexican circus family. Since the flying trapeze has long been a specialty of the Mexican circus,

otto griebling Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Otto Griebling

Otto Griebling From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Otto Griebling Otto Griebling 1947 cole bros circus.jpg Born April 28, 1896 Koblenz,

Ian Garden Sr. Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Ian Garden

From Ocala Magazine The passion to entertain lies deep in the roots of the Garden family. Ian’s father William was born in Scotland in the

Gunther Gebel-Williams

By Dominique Jando From 1968 to 2001, Gunther Gebel-Williams was, in the United States, the most celebrated circus performer of his generation—a true media star

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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