Gilles Ste-Croix
Gilles Ste-Croix is a Canadian entrepreneur and the vice president and co-creator of Cirque du Soleil.
George A. Hamid, Jr.
George A. Hamid, Jr. (November 25, 1918 – February 23, 2013) was an entrepreneur who made major contributions to America's outdoor amusement and entertainment industry. He established significan...
P. T. Barnum
Phineas Taylor "P. T." Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American showman and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Althoug...
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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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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...
John Ringling North
John Ringling North (August 14, 1903 – June 4, 1985) was the president and director of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus from 1937 to 1943 and from 1947 to 1967.
North was born on ...
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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 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...
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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John Bill Ricketts
John Bill Ricketts (died 1799) was an Englishman who brought the first modern circus to the United States.
Ricketts began his theatrical career with Hughes Royal Circus in London in the 1780s, and...
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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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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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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...
Hachaliah Bailey
Hachaliah Bailey (pronounced heck-a-LIE-uh) (Jul 31, 1775 – Sep 2, 1845) is the eponym of Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia and a relative to several famous individuals involved in early American circuses...
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...
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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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.
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...
Tom Arnold (theatre impresario)
Tom Arnold, OBE (1897 – 2 February 1969) was a theatrical producer in the United Kingdom.Born in Yorkshire, Arnold spent much of his life travelling, although he considered Brighton to be his sec...
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