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John Ringling


Famous among the founders from the Ringling Brothers Circus, he was also in back of the merging of his family’s circus using the Barnum & Bailey Circus, a meeting that occurred in 1919. He and his brothers released their debut circus display, “The Ringling Brothers United Monster Displays, Great Two times Circus, Royal Western Menagerie, Museum, Caravan, and Congress of Qualified Pets,” in the first 1870s, charging an entrance price of 1 cent. His non-circus businesses are the directing of New York’s Chatham and Phoenix Country wide Bank as well as the founding of Florida’s John and Mable Ringling Museum of Artwork. The sixth kid created to August Ringling and Marie Salome Juliar, he was raised in McGregor, Iowa, with old brothers called Al, Gus, Otto, Alf, and Charley, and with young siblings called Henry and Ida. His relationship to artwork collector Mable Burton lasted until her loss of life in 1929; the next year, he wedded Emily Haag Buck. “Missouri Giantess” Ella Ewing performed for a while with John Ringling’s Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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Full Name John Ringling
Date Of Birth May 31, 1866
Place Of Birth Iowa
Profession Entrepreneur
Nationality American
Spouse Emily Haag Buck, Mable Burton Ringling
Siblings Charles Edward Ringling
Star Sign Gemini

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1Older brother of Henry Ringling North.
2Cousin of Stuart Lancaster.
3Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 602-604. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
4President of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® circus.



The Greatest Show on Earth1952president: Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus / technical advisor



The Greatest Show on Earth1952John Ringling North



The Greatest Show on Earth1952"Lovely Luawana Lady"



Här är ditt liv1981TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1962TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Time1951TV SeriesHimself

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