Daisy and Violet Hilton

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Birthday
5, 1908
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 4, 1969 (60)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
5, 1908
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 4, 1969 (60)

About

Conjoined twins who toured as a sideshow act during the 1930s, playing the saxophone and violin.

Before Fame

They were born joined at the hips, but shared no major organs. Their mother sold them to Mary Hilton, who raised them to be performers.

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Mary Hilton and her husband used abused the twins physically while training them to be singers and dancers. They died at age 60 of the Hong Kong flu.

Family Life

Their mother was Kate Skinner, an unmarried barmaid who was aided in childbirth by her boss, Mary Hilton.

Associated With

Bill Russell provided lyrics for the 1997 Broadway musical about their lives, Side Show, which received four Tony nominations.

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