The Circus Ring of Fame Inductees

jumbo first animal Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee


From Wikipedia: Jumbo (about December 25, 1860–September 15, 1885), also known as Jumbo the Elephant and Jumbo the Circus Elephant, was a 19th-century male African

victor julian Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Victor Julian

Spectacularly attired in colorful costumes, his miniature poodles pirouetted, pranced and somersaulted their way into the hearts of millions here and abroad. A member of

Terrell Jacobs Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee plaque

Terrell Jacobs

Terrell M. Jacobs, acknowledged one of the worlds greatest wild animal trainers of all time, and an early member of the Circus Historical Society was

Lou Jacobs Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Lou Jacobs

By Dominique Jando One of the most recognizable clowns in recent circus history, Lou Jacobs’s career spanned 62 years, 60 of which he spent with

Dolly Jacobs Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Dolly Jacobs-Reis

DollyJacobs Founder and Vice President, The Circus Arts Conservatory Known as the “Queen of the Air,” Dolly Jacobs is a world-renowned circus aerialist as well

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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