Disney on Ice
Disney on Ice is a series of touring ice shows produced by Feld Entertainment under agreement with The Walt Disney Company. Aimed primarily at children, the shows feature figure skaters dressed as Dis...
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Gerry Cottle
Gerry Cottle, (born 7 April 1945 in Carshalton, England), is a circus owner and the current owner of the Wookey Hole Caves.His father was a stockbroker and grand-master in the Masons. Gerry Cottle was...
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Kenneth Jeffrey Feld
Kenneth Jeffrey Feld (born 1948 in Washington, DC) is the CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice!, Doodlebops Live!, Disney Live!, Monster J...
E. Michael Burke
Edmund Michael Burke (August 6, 1916–February 5, 1987) was a U.S. Navy Officer, O.S.S. agent, C.I.A. agent, general manager of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, CBS executive, Presi...
Adam Forepaugh
Adam John Forepaugh (February 28, 1831 - January 22, 1890) was an American entrepreneur, businessman, and circus owner. Forepaugh owned and operated a circus from 1865 through 1890 under various name...
William Washington Cole
William Washington Cole (1847 – March 10, 1915), was part owner of the Barnum & Bailey Circus.
He was born in 1847 in New York City to the contortionist William H. Cole and wire walker Mary An...
Joseph Andrew Rowe
Joseph Andrew Rowe (1819—November 5, 1887) was an American equestrian and manager of circus companies. In 1849 he brought the first circus entertainment to West Coast of the United States, in San Fran...
Henry Skinner
Henry Alfred 'Harrie' Skinner was the RACA's founder and first Honorary Life Member. He introduced the first gramophone to Sydney, he was a photographic pioneer, he managed a circus and then some of t...
William Batty
William Batty (1801–1868) was an equestrian performer, circus proprietor, and longtime operator of Astley's Amphitheatre in London. Batty was one of the most successful circus proprietors in Victoria...
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Charles Edward Ringling
Charles Edward Ringling (December 2, 1863 – December 3, 1926) was one of the Ringling brothers, who owned the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He was in charge of production and...
Roy Hofheinz
Roy Mark Hofheinz (April 10, 1912 – November 22, 1982), popularly known as Judge Hofheinz or "The Judge", was State Representative from 1934 to 1936, County Judge of Harris County, Texas from 19...
William Preston Hall
William Preston Hall (1864–1932) aka "The Colonel", "Diamond Billy", and "Horse King of the World" was an American showman, businessman, and circus impresario. His home in Lancaster, Missouri is liste...
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George A. Hamid, Sr.
George A. Hamid, Sr. (February 4, 1896 – June 1971) is an entrepreneur who made major contributions to America's outdoor amusement and entertainment industry. He established significant producti...
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Joseph Gincomo Ferari
Joseph Giacomo Ferari (January 4, 1868 - May 11, 1953) was a lion tamer and circus owner at Dreamland on Coney Island.
He was born on January 4, 1868 or January 14, 1868 in Leeds, England. He had ...
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Henry Ringling North
Henry Ringling North (12 November 1909 – 2 October 1993) was the vice president, treasurer, director and operations chief, while his brother, John Ringling North, was the president and chairman of the...
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Stephen Polito
Stephen Polito (also known as Stephano, Stephani and Stephanus Polito) (1763/4–1814) was a menagerie owner of Italian descent in Georgian England.Polito was born in Italy. He owned a menagerie which ...
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Alpheus George Barnes Stonehouse
Alpheus George Barnes Stonehouse, Sr. (September 1, 1862 – July 25, 1931) was the owner of the Al G. Barnes Circus
Barnes was born on September 1, 1862, in Lobo, Ontario, Canada, to Thomas S. Ston...
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William Kite
William Kite was a 19th-century circus performer, best known as being the "Mr. Kite" from the Beatles song "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"
Kite came from a circus family. He was born in Lambe...
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Irvin Feld
Irvin Feld (May 9, 1918 – September 6, 1984) was an American businessman. He was the head of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and founder of Feld Entertainment. He was a music promoter wh...
Bertram Mills
Bertram Wagstaff Mills (August 1873 – 16 April 1938) was a British circus owner originally from Paddington, London, who ran the Bertram Mills Circus. His circus became famous in the UK for its Christm...
Monster Jam
Monster Jam is a live motorsport event tour and television show operated by Feld Entertainment. The series is sanctioned under the umbrella of the United States Hot Rod Association (USHRA) and takes p...
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Pablo Fanque
Pablo Fanque (born William Darby 28 February 1796 in Norwich, England; died 4 May 1871 in Stockport, England) was the first non-white Briton circus proprietor in Britain. His circus, in which he himse...
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Clyde Beatty
Clyde Beatty (June 10, 1903 - July 19, 1965) joined the circus as a cage cleaner as a teen and became famous as a lion tamer and animal trainer. He also became a circus impresario who owned his own sh...
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Jean Baptiste Casmiere Breschard
Jean Baptiste Casmiere Breschard (John B. Breschard) was a circus owner and equestrian performer in the Circus of Pepin and Breschard.Frenchman Breschard reintroduced the circus clown to the United St...
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Paul Binder
Paul Binder (born October 19, 1942, Paul Lewis Binder) is the founder and artistic director of the Big Apple Circus.Born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, Binder has earned many doctorates, including an...
Ringling brothers
The Ringling brothers were seven siblings who transformed their small touring company of performers into one of America's largest circuses in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in McGregor, ...
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Thomas Taplin Cooke
Thomas Taplin Cooke (1782–1866) was an eminent English showman, born in Warwick, who toured in America as well as his own country. In 1997 Cooke was inducted into the Circus Hall of Fame.