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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

FROM JOHN HERRIOTT'S CIRCUS TRIVIA TREASURES

john herriott said...
OK Bill. Another trivia question, and I will wait on this one.

Three sets of sisters that were flying trapeze artists and I am sure played Detroit at various times over the years. What were their names?

Clue; Some of them had various married names over the years.

Also two lady aerialists of yesteryear used the same stage name and both did one arm swings. What were their names????

29 Comments:

Anonymous john h. said...

Clue: Come on you Gibtowners on the last two, one has some Gibtown association. That is all I will say and I will patiently wait. In the meantime what famous Ringling clown for many years ended up on the Gil Gray show and what real old time Ringling clown, then with Gil Gray got him the job.

11/14/2006 11:26 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Would the last two have been Mother & Daughter????

11/15/2006 4:02 AM  
Anonymous john h. said...

No they were not related and the stage name they used was there last name. Their first names were different

11/15/2006 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Tavana Luvas said...

would one be Unus' daughter?

11/15/2006 5:54 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

Not Vicky?

11/15/2006 6:35 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

NOPE!!!!

11/15/2006 9:54 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

Not Struppi?

11/16/2006 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cavalleros
zachini
espania

11/16/2006 3:57 PM  
Blogger Mr. Lee said...

could it be ?? Penny and Trudy..
Joanne and Trudy.. Joanne and Donna?? All Wilson sisters....Not sure if Linda was in a flying act or not..

11/17/2006 7:29 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Penny & Linda never flew. Donna & first husband Barry Mitchell had a flying act, & she also was in Billy Woods all girl act, so was Kim Baer.

Joanne filled in for Trudy,(Wood-Pinson Flyers, Billy Woods & PeeWee Pinson) on Gil Gray when Trudy fell doing single traps. Joanne was also in that act on Polack. When Tony Steele joined the act it became the Flying Steeles. When Tony & Billy went to Europe, Ray Valentine joined PeeWee & Joanne,(Flying Ray-Dens), they were on Polack for 4 years.

Trudy flew with the Flying Malkos,(with Mike & June Malko,& Tony Steele) The Wood-Pinson Flyers, The Flying Wards,(Harold Ward, Billy Woods, & PeeWee Pinson) & The Flying Victors.

11/17/2006 8:52 AM  
Blogger Mr. Lee said...

phew! Did I get it right ?? LOL

11/17/2006 9:02 AM  
Blogger Mr. Lee said...

Ethel Jennier-Joyce, and Joanne Jennier. Both were Airielettas???

11/17/2006 9:05 AM  
Blogger Mr. Lee said...

Duh!! I just re read Johnnys post that they were not mother daughter..

11/17/2006 9:09 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Mr Lee,
I remember when you spelled your name with all small letters, could be before you became the Mayor,LOL.
That was my first guess too,(Aerialetta), but I too was wr,,,,wro,,,,wron,,,,wrong!!!!

11/17/2006 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LaLage????

11/17/2006 9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mickey King????

11/17/2006 11:12 PM  
Anonymous Tavana Luvas said...

Maryese Begare, Victoria, Jeanine Pivoto, Belinda, Lillian Lietzle ( spelling) give us a hint

11/18/2006 12:28 AM  
Blogger Mr. Lee said...

Antionette Concello,, and Mickey King ???

11/18/2006 6:42 AM  
Anonymous Roger S said...

FOR JOHNNY HERRIOTT'S CLOWN QUESTION: I saw Paul Jerome on Gil Gray, so that must be the famed RBB clown mentioned. The former RBB clown who got Jerome the job--I'm guessing it was either Lew Kish, or Billy Burke...? I remember Lew Kish was in failing health at the time, and was going blind.

11/18/2006 2:08 PM  
Anonymous john h. said...

Latest clues, however 24 hour man got one set right and Lee got another set right, so lat but not least. Their maiden name was Sullivan. One is the mother and grand mother of a mother-daughter who we all know or know about as performers and the son-in-law has been a major comedy act in circuses for many years with either the daughter or her daughter assisting in the act. Now her sister closed out her career as an aerialist and became a wardrobe seamstrees. One of her husbands replaced Alfreda Codona when his shoulder went bad. No they are not hispanic.

11/18/2006 2:36 PM  
Anonymous john h. said...

Roger was half right on the clowns so I will close off on that and declare it was indeed Paul Jerome and his benefactor was Mickey MacDonald. I havn't see much on the two ladies that used the same stage name but Bill has both of them on his circus beauty group so will let someone zero in on that, but come one, lets identify the 2 Sullivan sisters. I believe Tommy Bentley trouped with one of them at one time and doesn't realize they were sisters. I hope someone gets it soon. Well the hell with it, her last husband was [DRUM ROLL TIFFANY /////////, SHAKEY LEGS MURPHY].. Come on you guys I got a real blockbuster coming up. Right out of the Blue Room.

11/18/2006 5:01 PM  
Blogger Mr. Lee said...

Gracie and Flo macintosh !!!!

11/18/2006 6:04 PM  
Blogger Mr. Lee said...

Millie Ward !!

11/18/2006 6:05 PM  
Blogger Mr. Lee said...

and Mable

11/18/2006 6:06 PM  
Blogger Bob Cline said...

Mamie Ward?

11/18/2006 7:49 PM  
Anonymous john h. said...

Its 930 Sun morn. and I will wait until noon for final guesses and then the tiffany and drum roll and announcement of who the last two sisters are. Nobody has had either one which surprises mr.

11/19/2006 9:38 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

I know one was Eileen Voise, mother of Arden Kriesh, grandmother of Noby Arden, & of course The mother-in-law, of a monkey,("Norbu")!!!!

11/19/2006 12:35 PM  
Anonymous john herriott said...

The three sets of sisters are; Trudy and Joann . Antoinette Concello and Mickey King. And Eileen Voise and Rose Behee.

11/19/2006 4:18 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Why didn't I think of that????

11/19/2006 4:22 PM  

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