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Karl Wallenda (1905–1978)

Karl Wallenda was born on January 21, 1905 in Magdeburg, Germany. He is known for his work on The Great Wallendas (1978), Ring of Fear (1954) and The DuPont Show of the Week (1961). He was married to Helen Kreis and Martha Schepp. He died on March 22, 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. See full bio »


(age 73) in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Known For

The Great Wallendas
The Great Wallendas Miscellaneous Crew
Ring of Fear
Ring of Fear Karl Wallenda - Trapeze Performer


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 1954 Ring of Fear
Karl Wallenda - Trapeze Performer (uncredited)
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 1978 The Great Wallendas (TV Movie) (technical advisor)
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 1972 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
- Episode dated 24 February 1972 (1972) ... Himself
 1964 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
- High Wire - The Great Wallendas (1964) ... Himself
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 2013 Skywire: Nik Talks the Walk (TV Movie documentary)
 2013 Skywire: Countdown to the Canyon (TV Movie documentary)
 2012 Tales of Television Centre (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Tightrope Walker (uncredited)
 1998 Biography (TV Series documentary)
 1994 Traces of Death II (Video documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 1983 Sweet and Savage (Documentary)
Himself (uncredited)

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In 1978 while in Puerto Rico, he was crossing a beam between two skyscrapers when he fell to his death. See more »

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