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Otto Griebling

Circus Ring Of Fame

 
 
Otto Griebling Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
1. Otto Griebling Marker
Inscription.  
Spent his early years with a troupe of bareback riders. When an accident forced his retirement from the act he became a Tramp Clown whose sad and sassy antics were a hit with circus audiences. His classic routines and gift for pantomime made him one of the most popular clowns in the Ringling and other circuses.

Joe McKennon

 
Erected by Joe McKennon and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 27° 19.091′ N, 82° 34.659′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is on St Armands Circle near John Ringling Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 St Armands Circle, Sarasota FL 34236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Loyal-Repensky Troupe (here, next to this marker); Dan Rice (here, next to this marker); Gunther Gebel-Williams (here, next to this marker); Allan C. Hill
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(here, next to this marker); Alexis Brothers (here, next to this marker); James A. Bailey (here, next to this marker); Elly Ardelty (here, next to this marker); William (“Cap”) Curtis (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
 
More about this marker. The "Circus Ring Of Fame" recognizes those persons who made a significant contribution to the art and culture of the circus. With dozens of inductees from around the world. The Ring Of Fame began in 1986 as a way to honor world famous circus performers and the rich circus heritage of the Sarasota, Florida area.
 
Also see . . .  Circus Ring of Fame Foundation. (Submitted on March 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Otto Griebling Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
2. Otto Griebling Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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