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Reggie Armor

Circus Ring Of Fame

 
 
Reggie Armor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
1. Reggie Armor Marker
Inscription.  
Reggie Armor (1929-2010) was one of the great trapeze flyers of the 1960s and ‘70s. He consistently performed the triple somersault, at a time when very few flyers were mastering the feat. His inspirations were Alfredo Codona and Fay Alexander.
Reggie was born in Los Angeles, to a family that had no ties to the circus world. He spent his days learning acrobatics on famed Muscle Beach in California. After a stint with the U.S. Coast Guard , he joined the Dwayne Troupe Acrobats, in the 1950’s.

Reggie was smitten by the flying trapeze, and went on to form the Flying Armors, with his wife Bonnie (Nee’ Cristlani) and later, daughter Sasa. Together, they remained the continual nucleus of the act, performing worldwide for years to come.

The Wallenda and the Armor Family

 
Erected 2018 by The Wallenda and the Armor Family and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
 
Location. 27° 19.081′ N, 82° 34.629′ 
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W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of St Armands Circle and South Boulevard of the Presidents, on the left when traveling south on St Armands Circle. 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. Cedric Walker (here, next to this marker); The Flying Espanas (here, next to this marker); Allen Bloom (here, next to this marker); Starless Night (here, next to this marker); The Fredonias (here, next to this marker); Charles Robert Sidlow (here, next to this marker); “Rogana” – Dora Foster (here, next to this marker); Ursula Boettcher and Alaska (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 23, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Reggie Armor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
2. Reggie Armor Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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