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Gunther Gebel-Williams (1934–2001)

Gunther Gebel-Williams was born on September 12, 1934 in Schweidnitz, Lower Silesia, Germany as Gunther Gebel. He is known for his work on The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless (1968), Bimbo the Great (1958) and Rings Around the World (1966). He was married to Sigrid Neubauer and Jeanette Williams. He died on July 19, 2001 in Venice, Florida, ... See full bio »


(age 66) in Venice, Florida, USA

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Known For

The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless
Bimbo the Great
Bimbo the Great Zirkus-Artist
Rings Around the World
V.I.P.-Schaukel Himself


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 1958 Bimbo the Great
Zirkus-Artist (as Günther Gebel)
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 1968 The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless (animal trainer: elefants - as Günther Gebel-Williams)
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 1984 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
- My Father the Circus King (1984) ... Himself
 1973-1978 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Animal Trainer / Himself - Lion Tamer / Himself - Circus Trainer
- Episode #17.89 (1978) ... Himself - Animal Trainer
- Episode #16.192 (1977) ... Himself - Lion Tamer
- Episode #12.215 (1973) ... Himself - Circus Trainer
 1974 Circus World (Documentary short)
The Animal Trainer
 1971-1973 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
- Episode #12.149 (1973) ... Himself
- Episode #12.97 (1973) ... Himself
- Episode #10.95 (1971) ... Himself
 1972 V.I.P.-Schaukel (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #2.2 (1972) ... Himself
 1966 Rings Around the World (Documentary)
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 1981 Här är ditt liv (TV Series)
- Trolle Rhodin (1981) ... Himself

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Günther Gebel | Günther Gebel-Williams

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Personal Quote:

It's not important what you say to them. It's the tone and the way it's said. I call them by name, speak in a certain voice, and they know what I mean. They each have a different personality. [on training animals with food and voice rather than whip and chair] See more »


Inducted into the Madison Square Garden Walk of Fame in 1995 for holding the record for the most performances by any entertainer in the famous arena. See more »


Wore long bleached-blond hair, sequined and rhinestoned costumes, and a boyish grin.

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