Sarasota in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
America’s Most Celebrated Ringmaster
— Circus Ring of Fame —
This grand greeting was heard worldwide during Count’s
illustrious 50 years in show business. Born in Greece, he traveled
to America as a boy. In 1927, at age 16, he joined Ringling Bros.
Circus and by the late 50’s, became ringmaster. He continued his
career with Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers Circus and many other
shows. Count was known for his distinctive, booming voice,
traditional red coat, black top hat, and golden whistle. Everyone
loved the Count for his colorful personality, endless optimism,
smashing good looks and million-dollar smile.
Erected 2016 by Theresa M. Hill, Family and Friends and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
Location. 27° 19.106′ N, 82° 34.602′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rudi and Sue Lenz (here, next to this marker); Tino Wallenda-Zoppe (here, next to this marker); Dime Wilson Family (here, next to this marker); Ward Hall (here, next to this marker); Manuel “Junior” Ruffin (here, next to this marker); John Pugh (here, next to this marker); Tony Steele (here, next to this marker); Pedro Reis (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
Regarding Count Nicholas. 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 29, 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 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.