Guy Laliberté
Guy Laliberté, OC CQ (born September 2, 1959) is a Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist, poker player, space tourist, co-founder and the current CEO of Cirque du Soleil. With an estimated net wo...
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Sam A. Scribner
Sam A. Scribner (1859 - 1941) was an American circus and burlesque impresario of the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century. He operated the Columbia Amusement Company, presenting forty or more ...
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...
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...
Carl Hagenbeck
Carl Hagenbeck (June 10, 1844 – April 14, 1913) was a German merchant of wild animals who supplied many European zoos, as well as P. T. Barnum. He created the modern zoo with animal enclosures withou...
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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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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...
Disney Live
Disney Live is a touring stage show produced by Feld Entertainment under agreement with The Walt Disney Company. Aimed primarily at children, the shows feature performers dressed as Disney cartoon cha...
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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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...
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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Victor Pépin
Victor Adolphus Pépin (March 8, 1780 – 1845) was an American circus performer and circus owner most famous for being a partner in the Circus of Pépin and Breschard. The Circus of Pépin and Breschard ...
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...
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.
James Anthony Bailey
James Anthony Bailey (July 4, 1847 – April 11, 1906), born James Anthony McGinnis, was an American circus ringmaster.
Orphaned at the age of eight, McGuiness was working as a bellhop in Pont...
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Arne Arnardo
Arne Arnardo (12 October 1912 – 4 May 1995), born Arne Otto Lorang Andersen, was a Norwegian circus performer and -owner, generally referred to as the "circus king" of Norway. He escaped with the circ...
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Harry Lewiston
Harry Lewiston (April 2, 1900 – June 1, 1965; legal name Israel Harry Jaffe) was an American showman, freak show director, and barker. He wrote his memoirs under his stage name, published posthumously...
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