Sarasota in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Tito Gaona and Family
Circus Ring of Fame
In his execution of the triple somersault on the flying trapeze, he has few peers. His charismatic style, grace and beauty being compared to that of the legendary Alfredo Codona. With his father, Victor, as catcher, Tito, his sister Chela, and brother, Armando, formed the “Flying Gaonas” on the Beatty-Cole Circus in 1963. With few changes, the act has performed without interruption ever since, thrilling audiences worldwide for more than 30 years. Among many honors, in 1978 the Gaonas was selected as the first flying act ever to receive the prestigious Golden Clown Award as top performers at Monte Carlo’s International Circus Festival.
Erected by Jesús Fuentes Salvaza and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
Location. 27° 19.081′ N, 82° 34.62′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of St Armands Circle and 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. The Derrick Rosaire Family (here, next to this marker); Cucciolo (here, next to this marker); Henry Ringling North (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 (here, next to this marker); La Norma (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
Regarding Tito Gaona and Family. 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 . . . . (Submitted on March 25, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
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