Sarasota in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Circus Ring of Fame
He was one of the few little persons to gain stardom as a performer. Born Pasqualino Rizzi, he came to the U.S. from Italy in 1948 with the Zoppe Bareback Equestrian Riders to join Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus. Among his notable accomplishments were a featured appearance in the film “The Greatest Show on Earth,” a comedy trampoline act and the presentation of a herd of elephants on the Larry Carden Circus. He was beloved by his audiences and greatly respected by his fellow artists.
Erected by The Royal Palace Circus and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Entertainment.
Location. 27° 19.081′ N, 82° 34.621′ 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 east on St Armands Circle. Marker is located on the south Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 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. Tito Gaona and Family (here, next to this marker); Henry Ringling North (here, next to this marker); The Derrick Rosaire Family (here, next to this marker); The Nelson Family (here, next to this marker); Emmett Kelly (here, next to this marker); The Cristiani Family (here, next to this marker); William and Barbara Woodcock (a few steps from this marker); La Norma (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
Regarding Cucciolo. 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. (Submitted on March 25, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 127 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.