IN MEMORY OF ANOTHER SHOWMAN GONE TO REST: BILLY RODGERS
BILLY RODGERS PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING, NOVEMBER 24, 2008!
When I first met Billy Rodgers, he did a Cloudswing Act under the name of Billy Orwell, after his hometown, Orwell, Ohio. I'm sure Billy's career was cut short by a very bad automobile accident years ago, even though he continued performing I think the effects of the injuries eventually took their toll. He stayed connected to the circus business when he opened his, "Pirates Treasure Cove", and supplied us all with baubles, bangles, & beads, for many years.
Rest well dear friend.
RODGERS TROPICAL FANTASY
THE AERIAL WILKENS
This is Billy with his partner Kenny Dodd.
BILLY ORWELL 1964
Billy Rodgers Cloudswing.