Clyde Beatty

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Birthday
10, 1903
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jul 19, 1965 (62)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
10, 1903
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jul 19, 1965 (62)

About

This animal trainer's popular circus act involved entrusting predatory animals with his life.

Before Fame

He left home at age 18 to work at a circus as a cage attendant, and a year later he formed his first animal act.

Trivia

Best known for his fighting act, in which he entered the ring with a whip and pistol, he often brought in lions, tigers, and hyenas - and frequently all three at once.

Family Life

He was born in Bainbridge, Ohio and was raised by his single mother, Margaret. He helped the family out with odd jobs around the city.

Associated With

His book The Big Cage became a popular movie starring a young Mickey Rooney.