Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lillian Leitzel

Today we feature dare devil Lillian Leitzel. She was an acrobatic artist for Ringling Brothers circus, and she performed feats of acrobatics high up on a rope. She was a superstar of the show, and a superstar of her day. She was killed while performing in front of an audience in Denmark. A clasp holding her rope shattered, and she fell to her death. Below is a video clip of her performing.


  1. Wow, impressive! She must have had some serious arm strength to do those moves, not to mention flexibility. It made my shoulders hurt to watch her. ;)
    -Anne K.

    1. And meant to add, her death sounds very tragic. :(