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Fred and Ella Bradna

Circus Ring Of Fame

 
 
Fred and Ella Bradna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
1. Fred and Ella Bradna Marker
Inscription.  As newlyweds, they joined the great Barnum & Bailey Circus, launching careers in which both would attain super stardom. The quintessential equestrian director who became the model for nearly every ringmaster, he directed the daily performances of the Greatest Show On Earth for more than three decades. During that same period, she commanded Ringling’s center ring for a record 29 consecutive years. Presenting one of the most stunningly beautiful equestrian acts ever seen.
 
Erected by Howard C. Tibbals and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEntertainmentWomen.
 
Location. 27° 19.085′ N, 82° 34.616′ 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 west on St. Armands Circle. Marker is located on the south area of the circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 St Armands Cir, Sarasota FL 34236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Fred and Ella Bradna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
2. Fred and Ella Bradna Marker
distance of this marker. La Norma (here, next to this marker); Lillian Leitzel (here, next to this marker); La Tosca (here, next to this marker); The Nelson Family (a few steps from this marker); Antoinette Concello (a few steps from this marker); Mabel Stark (a few steps from this marker); Lalage (a few steps from this marker); Victoria Unus "La Toria" (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
 
Regarding Fred and Ella Bradna. 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.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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