Francis Brunn and Lottie Brunn

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Francis Brunn and Lottie Brunn

Inducted into the Ring of Fame: 1998

Circus Profession: Jugglers

 Francis: 1922-2004

Lottie: 1926-2008

Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees

 

Francis Brunn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Francis Brunn (15 November 1922 in Aschaffenburg, Germany – 28 May 2004 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany)[1] was a German juggler.

Brunn took up juggling in 1939, joining a traveling show that played all over Europe. He moved to America to join the Ringling Brothers circus. He twice performed for President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He performed in Judy Garland's show at the Palace Theatre in New York in 1967.

Though he is believed to have been the first performer to juggle 10 rings,[2] he was best known for his seemingly simple, though very difficult routines, often involving a single ball, that required great control.

Brunn helped Philippe Petit financially for the 1974 walk on a tightrope between the Twin Towers of the New York City's World Trade Center.[3]

Brunn retired in 1994.

Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees
Lottie and Francis Brunn Circus Ring of Fame Inductees

Lottie Brunn

Lottie Brunn (1925 – 2008) is generally regarded as the fastest female juggler of all time. She and her brother, Francis, were born in Germany and came to the United States in 1948. She could perform 8 rings at the age of 14 and had a phenomenal career performing all over the world.

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