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.

4 comments:

  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.

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

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