Sarasota in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Victoria Unus "La Toria"
Circus Ring Of Fame
A remarkable combination of showmanship, endurance, grace and beauty, with the one arm giant swing, made "La Toria" an acknowledged superstar, who remained high above the center ring for her entire performing career.
Victoria’s incredible record was 250 complete revolutions. Primarily with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, "The Greatest Show On Earth", as well as on other major European Circuses. Vicki has also performed on the flying trapeze and on the "Stratocycle", on an inclined cable high over the Hippodrome Track. She doubled for Claudia Cardinale in the feature film "Circus World".
Erected by Herta Guneo, WJ McNeil Jr, Kenny Dodd, Jeanette Williams, Donald R. Carden Jr, and the Ring of Fame Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Women.
Location. 27° 19.089′ N, 82° 34.608′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of St. Armands Circle and South 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 distance of this marker. Lalage (here, next to this marker); Struppi Hanneford (here, next to this marker); Charly Baumann (here, next to this marker); Ward-Bell Flyers (here, next to this marker); Count Roberto de Vasconcellos (here, next to this marker); The Clarke Family (here, next to this marker); Josephine Berosini (here, next to this marker); The Bertinis (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
Regarding Victoria Unus "La Toria". 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 . . . The Circus Ring of Fame. (Submitted on March 27, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
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