The Circus Ring of Fame Inductees

David Smith Sr. and Jr. Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation 2024 inductees

Smith, David Sr. and Jr.

  Sponsored by James Drew/Drew Expositions Sponsored  by Nik and Erendira Wallenda Generations in the Circus: The Smith Legacy in Flight New York, NY, February

HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco

  Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Steward of Global Circus Arts and Culture, inducted into the Circus Ring of Fame® joining her father Prince Rainier III

wilson storey Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Wilson (Willie) Storey

Born in France he learned the skill and patience of animal training from the great Alfred Court. In 1939, Storey came to America with Court’s

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Stephenson Family

During the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s this English family’s highly charged dog act became one of the most popular attractions ever to command center ring

tony steele Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Tony Steele

From the Lakeland Ledger: HAINES CITY — Legendary trapeze artist, Tony Steele has decided to make East Polk County his home. Known as one of

starless night Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Starless Night

The incomparable Black American saddle bred mare, Starless Night, owned and trained by Capt. William Heyer, appeared in numerous circuses and other venues throughout her

charlie smith Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Charlie Smith

Trainmaster kept circuses rolling down the tracks DALE WHITE Friends, fans and family attended a visitation and funeral on Saturday for Charlie Smith, fondly remembering

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Charles (Chuck) Sidlow

As graduate and teacher of its famed Clown College, Chucko was named “The youngest boss clown in history” by RBBB, touring North America and Japan.

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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