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Charles Ringling

Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus

1907 - 1926

Entertainment & Broadcast Media

1900 b. 1863
male
Personal
Born-Died1863 - 1926
BirthplaceIowa (IA)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1900

Charles Ringling organized his siblings to form what would eventually become “the Greatest Show on Earth.” When the siblings began performing, they used only their personal talents, but under Charles’ leadership, the show grew into a large traveling enterprise and eventually consolidated to form Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey, the largest entertainment organization in the world in 1926.