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Three years at CWM made me a real traditionalist, and I keep remembering Bob Parkinson saying, "I want the people to see what the circus used to be, not what it is today. That's what this site is about!

Friday, April 06, 2007


There have been many youngsters from Circus Families leave our business for the bright lights of Hollywood, and careers in the Motion Picture Industry.

Noby Arden, daughter of Arden & Norbert,(Norbu) Kreisch, has made a name for herself as a Stunt Person, & Stunt Coordinator. I couldn't even begin to give her credits here, I suggest you go to Google Search, & type in Noby Arden Kreisch, for her complete film history.

I think that's the "Pro", on the left.

Here's Noby when she replaced her mother in the Gorilla Act, she said the problem with her father was that he was always monkeying around.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whom has thaught Noby-Arden to become a pro? No one erlse but her father. The one 'and only' 'Norbu!

4/06/2007 1:15 PM  
Anonymous anonymous said...

whom whom ! LOL

4/07/2007 9:02 AM  
Anonymous fatima said...

Don't mean to change the subject.
Does the present problem with dog & cat food affect any of our people with dog acts??

4/07/2007 9:37 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

I'm sure as long as they keep up to date on the recall list they will be all right, I know Trudy checks it every day.

I think most Circus people use Purina and they had very ltttle effect from this.

An interesting thing that this also proved. We once went into a meat company in Texas to get meat for the Tigers, they also made dog food, in the office was a blackboard with the names of almost every brand of dog food there is. They are always trying to tell us which one is best, & they're all made in the same place.

4/07/2007 10:17 AM  
Anonymous fatima said...

Thanks 24-hour man
In the old days in England...they used to cook their food for their dogs......of course, they did not have overnight jumps....etc
Also, no one had money to spare...

4/07/2007 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

Having been in dog training, showing, rescue, nurseing,etc for close to 40 years I have studyed the feeding of these wonderful animals. I always tell clients its not the price that matters or the pretty pictures on the bag. I have used OLD ROY Lamb and Rice for about 10 years. Never a problem with any pet. I never feed puppy food either. When I just had 10 pets I made my own food. HALO a wonderful company used to let me purchase their SPOT's STEW by the cases. When I got 60 pets and could not afford to buy their product they sent me the receipt. I used cornish game hens as the protein. In December of this year my Little Shi Szu "KAREN" died very quickly. As I had had dental surgury on her this summer I added water to her regular Lamb/Rice food. Thinking I was doing something special for her, I bought the Pouch Food. It was one of the recall pouches. I cry still just writing this.

4/07/2007 12:58 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

John Cuneo had show dogs as a young man. He made their food using beef and brown rice. He added vitimens [?] He showed Setters if I remember right.

4/07/2007 1:03 PM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

Carlos Garcia. Always made home made soup, beef, bones, vegeteables, rice e.c.t. for his great Dane dog, and donuts some time for his treats. the dog lived a long healthy life.
all this means that there is nothing as good for humans or animals as a home made meals.

4/07/2007 1:57 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

I often pour a can of either green beans, corn, carrots, etc. on their dry dog food. I buy the baby carrots in the bag for treats. I use can pumpkin for for giving pills. Everything I do for my pets is done with lots and lots of LOVE. I forgot I give each one a sardine once a week. Once in a while a boiled egg.

4/07/2007 5:56 PM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

Aldo Cristiani use to give one raw egg a week to make their pelt shiny, and it did work prety well, his Doberman pincher allways did look in the best of healt.

4/07/2007 9:36 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

Ninette, I have found that feeding raw eggs is a little rough on the pets stomach. The leopards and dogs in my cage act always get raw eggs and milk on Sundays. I also skip one day of feeding anything to my pets. Everyone of them is beautiful. Do you have pets?

4/08/2007 8:41 AM  
Anonymous fatima said...

Gosh guys...a thousand pardons for my very rude interruption the other day.....I was really unaware
that I was starting an interesting
blog about dog food.
So, now back to that lovely lady, Noby. I would like to know how many years she worked with her father....was it in the 60s or 70s?

4/08/2007 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Ninette. said...

Fatima??? to your question'. But Fatima you made me laugh and if I where a dog I would say "WOOOF'''WOOOF"" that would meant. '"Thank-you"' for thinking of us. L.O.L.

4/08/2007 10:09 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

No apology needed, that's blogging! As for your question, my son David was born in '63, & he and Noby are pretty close. The Caddy & the Pro, which was a cute act, started with Norbert carrying the Golf Bag in, and of course Noby was inside, that would have been early to mid '60's.

4/08/2007 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is what I got from the google search on circus kids who left the business-

Noby Arden=

Darlene Williams=

David Strong=

Are these 3 the only ones who left the biz & went into movies? Darlene Williams seems to be doing really well for herself. Are there other sites to look them up?

4/08/2007 7:53 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Our youngest son Steven is also in the film industry as a lighting technician, & best boy. He just finished working on Ocean's 13, Die Hard 4, & is now filming "Iron Man".

The last I knew Dennis Zoppe Was still working at North Carolina Films in Wilmington, Scott Hillman,his mother is a Plunkett, was at one time working there. Bobbie Huber, son of Fritz & Betty Huber,(Sensational Kays,Highwire Act of the '50's)Bobbie got my son David into it, plus some others. One person I have to add is Jay W. Yowler, he lived down the road from our farm in Ohio and was & is David's best friend from the first day of the first grade when they met on the school bus. He is not a Circus kid but has been around a lot of shows with us & is like a third son.

Both of Beverly & Antar Wazzan's sons have made it very big, I don't know if they have done movies but I know they made good in stage, & music concerts.

And let's not forget the great Stunt Man, & former Flying Act Catcher, Bobby Yerkes.

4/08/2007 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

As I anderstand, Noby-Arden Kriesch' next stunt doubling. Will be for the many awards winner English actress, 'Elen Mirren' of the laters was the Golden Globe winner for 'The Queen'.

4/09/2007 8:29 AM  
Anonymous fatima said...

Antar Jr. is a camera man and has done many movies...lives in Burbank,CA
Omar is a Road Manager for various stars on the road ....
(don't like to brag...but too many to mention)...lives just outside of Las Vegas...
I have to add that all these young people did great by leaving the circus business....sad to say..

4/09/2007 9:07 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

I think we can all be proud of all these kids, all their families have something to brag about! I'm proud of the fact that so many kids from our business have all excelled at whatever fields they have gone into.
Both of my sons say the things that got them where they are is their Circus background, & the way they were raised, (that's from circus life too)!

4/09/2007 11:07 AM  
Anonymous fatima said...

10-4 ....

4/09/2007 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

Whooops' Forgot to mention. That the director of the whole new live show, of The Pirate of the Caribian, at the Team-Park of Disney world' is none but Noby-Arden Kreisch'.
Congratulation Noby'.

4/09/2007 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Williams girl has a very long list of credits. Who's daughter is she Gunther, Rex, Jennette, Ava???

4/11/2007 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found these

4/11/2007 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It says
"member of the world-renowned Wallenda Family"?

Was Norbu or Arden a Wallenda?

4/11/2007 4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/11/2007 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rex and Eva

4/11/2007 5:08 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Norbert worked in the Wallenda High Wire Act years ago.

4/11/2007 5:24 PM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

I just cheke'd on "united stuntwomen's association". I saw Noby-Arden Kreisch, member I.D if one would click on her pictures, all of her outstanding accomplishments are there. I was amaze of all her so great' and so many things she have done and still more to come, Fantastic. I congratulation you again' Noby'.

4/11/2007 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

It was allready mention of Another in this great blog of Bill Strong. of our young peer at that time was also a great stuntmen. if you all remember 'dear' Leon Fort. some oh his stunt for the moovies was extrimely dangerous mater of fact he did broke a leg in one of them jumping from one story to ?? of a burning bulding. we still miss him.

4/11/2007 9:05 PM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

Eva' I have chek all of those http" e.c.t. but to no avail? they all came back as "did not macht any" ?? what am I doing wrong ?? the one of Noby' was very simple. Just "united stuntewomen's association"

4/11/2007 11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ninette- you must be the head of the Noby Fan Club? All I meant to say is that as a circus fan & a movie fan Darlene has a heck of alot of credits (88 credits) with future movies all the way up to 2008.
I went to Noby's, she has 18 credits. There is no competition here it was just a statement. I had no problem looking both of them up from the sites people have listed above.
This is what I typed in and I got video too-

Sorry to rain on your fan club parade.

4/12/2007 12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all move credits can be found at this site

I tried to look for Leon Fort but had no luck.
I found Bob Yerkes


4/12/2007 12:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also found a Gaona boy (Richie)

Sorry Ninette, Am I still raining on your Noby fan club?

4/12/2007 12:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I was mistaken lists Ms Williams with some 155+ credits.
But there is no area for live show type of credits. Just tv & movies credits.

4/12/2007 12:30 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

At least we got off the dog food!!!

I remember years ago when a performer sat in my trailer, leaned back & stretched his arms out on each side of the back of the couch, and said, "Baby, when it comes to counting points, I'm way ahead of everyone". I replied, "That's your problem, youre always counting points".

Why does everything have to become a competition, why can't we be content to be proud of these kids for what they have accomplished and leave it at that. I think we can look at them equally, from the ones that work in big films, to the ones who work as stagehands at Van Wezel, or the ones working in technical fields like "Shaz", with Brighthouse, & I believe Delilah for Verizon. There's where the credits belong, because there are a hell of a lot of worse roads they all could have gone down.

End of sermon!!!!

4/12/2007 9:05 AM  
Anonymous fatima said...

The dog food blog was more interesting... and not quite as long....LOL

4/12/2007 9:15 AM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

Thanks' 'Chester' But You are under a different circuiT. and it looks like you are on the war path" and that is a negative way of seing things,and I feel sorry for anyone in that category of thougths. I just like to give anyone compliments when I see they desserved,if you check all of my comments you would see the reality. And I did try (all) 3' times to no avail. but now I will try your new web site, and no! I am not! a menber of any fan-club or compare credits whith no one. But then you must be! or are a family member?? I' did not hide miself under anonymous, no reason too.

4/12/2007 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I signed my name not just anonymous. I am not family of any of the circus kids or Bob Yerkes. Id like to sign in but dont know how to do it. As I said before I am a circus fan & movie fan. I enjoy these circus picture sites and also enjoy searching for other links and more information on people listed. The IMDB has lots of great info on movie making. Retirement leaves lots of time on my hands for learning new skills like the computer & internet. I was posting what I had found on other circus people. Ninette-Seems like you have a problem with talking about the other successful people I had added. There was no competition just a statement. Tried to look up the credits you spoke of but couldnt find any of them on any site.
I believe they all the people deserve compliments as the 24hr man said, as I would imagine it is not easy to leave the circus to pursue a new career.
Now lets get back to talking about dog food!

4/12/2007 12:53 PM  
Anonymous fatima said...

and the beat goes on and on and on....LOL

4/12/2007 3:12 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

I ran out of dog food this morning. Must send someone to Wal-Mart. I could talk about Wade Burck, but that causes an even bigger ruckes. And I would not know the man if I saw him. Never even heard of him before the blog.

4/14/2007 2:14 PM  

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