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Rudi and Sue Lenz

Circus Ring of Fame

 
 
Rudi and Sue Lenz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
1. Rudi and Sue Lenz Marker
Inscription.  

Presenting a half-dozen or more crowd-pleasing chimpanzees, they delighted European and U.S. audiences for three decades. After starring on such heralded European circuses as Knie, Krone, Williams, and Bertram Mills, their greatest acclaim came on Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Featured in Ringling’s center ring for a remarkable 12 consecutive years and 14 years in all, they became one of the most popular animal presentations ever to appear on the Greatest Show on Earth. They also headlined many top American circuses.
Barrie and Shelagh Sloan · Carol and William B. Hall, III

 
Erected 2010 by Barrie and Shelagh Sloan, Carol and William B. Hall, III and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEntertainment.
 
Location. 27° 19.106′ N, 82° 34.602′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of St Armands Circle and Fillmore Drive, on the left when
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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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Count Nicholas (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); John Pugh (here, next to this marker); Tony Steele (here, next to this marker); Manuel “Junior” Ruffin (here, next to this marker); The Three Atayde Brothers (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
 
Regarding Rudi and Sue Lenz. 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 April 1, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Rudi and Sue Lenz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
2. Rudi and Sue Lenz Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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