Trapeze artist who was related to the Flying Codonas. He was known for performing his famed triple somersault.
He began his circus career at seven and a half months old, as his father, a flyer, would hold him during performances.
He committed suicide in Long Beach, California after shooting his third wife.
He married Clara Curtin in 1917, Lillian Leitzel in 1928, and Vera Bruce in 1932.
Codona was Johnny Weissmuller's stuntman in the film Tarzan and His Mate.