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'Sue Lillian Brown, better known as Betty Broadbent, was only 18 years old in 1927 when she joined the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus as the youngest professional tattooed woman in the U.S.'

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Robert Earl Hughes (1926-1958) was the heaviest man known in history during his lifetime. He had a malfunctioning pituitary gland which caused him to grow to 1070 pounds at a height of 6'1''. His chest measured 10'3'' around. He exhibited at carnivals and fairs and was popular, especially with children. He died at age 32 of the measles.

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Happy Jack Eckert - ‘World’s Prize Fat Man, 34 years, weight 739 pounds. Largest Elk, Moose and Woodman of the World’ -

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The Boomschmidt Circus giant and his legless wife

Mimi Berlin: Circus side show

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Captivating: A 26-month-old hairy baby was one of the attractions on show at the freak circuses around the mid-1800s in New York along with four-legged Myrtle Corbin, who had two sets of female genitalia

Carnival sideshow freaks from 19th century New York | Mail Online

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According to her publicity, Ella Kate Ewing, the Missouri Giantess, was 8 feet, 4 ½ inches tall, though her true height was closer to 7'3". She was born on March 9, 1872, in Louis County, Missouri, weighing seven and a half pounds at birth.

Ella Ewing - The Saintly Giantess

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Schlitze Surtees, American sideshow performer and occasional actor. He had a life-long career on the outdoor entertainment circuit with Barnum and Bailey, among others.

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Conjoined twins

Retronaut - c. 1901: Trick Photograph of a Man with Two Heads

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Blanche Dumas had a very broad pelvis, two imperfectly developed legs and a third leg attached to her coccygeus and, in addition to normal well developed breasts, she also had two smaller rudimentary breasts complete with nipples. She also had two vaginas and two well-developed vulvas and, allegedly, both had equally developed sensitivity. Her sexual appetite was said to be very pronounced. She was know to have many male admirers and was know to ‘entertain’ men with both her vaginas.

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Violet and Daisy Hilton were conjoined twins sharing a common blood and nervous system. They were sold by their impecunious mother to a midwife, who greedily took advantage of their misfortune; while they sang, danced, played instruments in circus sideshows, their veritable slave-owner kept all their earnings and forbade them from socializing. Eventually a lawyer helped them escape and even reacquire money they were swindled out of. They went on to do movies (including 1932’s Freaks).

10 Human Freaks of Nature - Listverse

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Characters in All American Horror Story this season are based off real people in history!

The Historical Inspirations Behind

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Ella Ewing was born on March 9, 1872, in Louis County, Missouri, weighing seven and a half pounds. Ewing 8’4″ was known as the ‘Missouri Giant’. She grew normally until the age of 7, at which time she began to grow rapidly. Her maximum height is disputed and due to the lack of records she is not listed in the Guinness book of Records. She toured as a side-show freak until she died of tuberculosis in 1913.

Top 10 Amazing True Life Giants - Listverse

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American Horror Story: Freak Show - Extra-Ordinary Artists - Mat Fraser

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Angela Bassett as the three-breasted Desiree Dupree in "American Horror Story: Freak Show"

American Horror Story Character Breakdown: Meet the Freaks

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My cross dressing days! Good times..good times!

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Fanny Mills, the Bigfoot Lady | 16 Real Life Side Show Workers That Probably Inspired "American Horror Story: Freak Show"

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American Horror Story: Freak Show - Extra-Ordinary Artists – Ben Woolf

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The Murder of Lobster Boy Grady Stiles Famous Sideshow Freak Show

The Murder of Lobster Boy Grady Stiles Famous Sideshow Freak Show

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WTF Moments From American Horror Story: Freak Show Last Night

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In some way, this is actually inspiring.

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Freak Show carnival entrance

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The Disturbing True Story of American Horror Story's New Character Edward Mordrake

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Edward Mordrake | 16 Real Life Side Show Workers That Probably Inspired "American Horror Story: Freak Show"

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"Laurello, the Only Man With a Revolving Head" (yes, he was real) appeared in Sam Wagner's freak show on Coney Island, 1938.

D E C E P T O L O G Y: Visit Coney Island in the summer of '38

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