Sarasota in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Circus Ring of Fame
When he was ten, Ken was sure his life would be in the circus. A unique style of traditional white face clowning was the primary focus of his performing years. Starting with the Cristiani Bros., and also Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey “The Greatest Show On Earth,” which led him to become the Producing Clown on the Clyde Beatty – Cole Bros. Circus. His knowledge of circus history and its performers proves invaluable to the Ringling Museum of the Circus in Sarasota.
Erected 2016 by Friends of Clown Alley and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
Location. 27° 19.101′ N, 82° 34.603′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of St Armands Circle and Fillmore Dive, on the left when traveling north on St Armands Circle. Marker is located on the east area of the 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. Charles Schlarbaum (here, next to this marker); Hamid Family (here, next to this marker); Jumbo (here, next to this marker); Jean “Tarzan” Zerbini (here, next to this marker); The Three Atayde Brothers (here, next to this marker); Tony Steele (here, next to this marker); Ward Hall (here, next to this marker); Manuel “Junior” Ruffin (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
Regarding Kenny Dodd. 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 27, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.