The Circus Ring of Fame Inductees

Herta Klauser (Cuneo) Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Herta Klauser (Cuneo)

From the Sarasota Herald Tribune: Born Herta Klauser in Munich, Germany, Herta was born into a circus family where she developed her love for animals

Karl l king Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Karl L. King

Karl Lawrence King was an American march music bandmaster and composer, renowned for his work Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite, one of the most popular circus

floyd king Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Floyd R. King

In a 60-year career that began during the circus’s Golden Age and extended into the 1970s, he was one of the great circus men of

emmett kelly Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Emmett Kelly

From Wikipedia: Emmett Leo Kelly (December 9, 1898 – March 28, 1979) was an American circus performer, who created the clown figure “Weary Willie,” based

King Charles Troupe Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductees

King Charles Troupe

As a kid, Jerry L. King attended the circus in his hometown of Tampa, Florida in 1918 and was captivated by the unicyclists on the

Konyot, Arthur, Dorita, Alexander Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Arthur, Alexander and Dorita Konyot

The Konyot family were one of Europe’s top equestrian groups dating back to the mid 19th century. They performed with German Circus Busch and Leopold

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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