The Circus Ring of Fame Inductees

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Franz Unus

From Circopedia: By Dominique Jando Unus (1907-1994) was perhaps, in the mid-twentieth century, the most famous hand balancer in the circus business, thanks notably to

LaToria (Vicki Unus) Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Vicki (LaToria) Unus

Vicki Unus better known as “La Toria” is the daughter of “Franz Furtner (Unus) ” who performed for many years balancing on one finger. Vicki

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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