|John Ringling North|
John Ringling North (right) and Frank Buck
August 14, 1903|
June 4, 1985 (aged 81)|
|Cause of death||Stroke|
|Other names||Buddy North|
Ida Loraina Wihelmina Ringling|
Harry Whitestone North
Henry Ringling North, brother|
John Nicholas Ringling, uncle
Biography[edit | edit source]
He was born on 14 August 14, 1903 in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
He later married the actress Germaine Aussey.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Died.". Time (magazine). 17 June 1985. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,959229,00.html. Retrieved 2008-07-20. "John Ringling North, 81, flamboyant, fast-talking showman who from 1937 to '43 and from 1947 to '67 ran "The Greatest Show on Earth," the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, started by his five uncles in 1884; of a stroke; in Brussels. North took over the debt-spangled show after the death of his last uncle, John Ringling, and modernized it with such attractions as Gargantua the Great, the "vehemently vicious" 550-lb. gorilla that drew more than 40 million circusgoers. In 1956, North folded the big top and reincarnated the show for new arenas of the air-conditioned era."
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