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Peter Robinson (I) (1874–1947)


Peter Robinson was born the son of Norwegian immigrants. He stated that during his childhood, he had a normal appearance until his early teens when his weight began to drop rapidly. He first went on exhibition in 1895, working at Coney Island and later Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Robinson was married twice, both times to circus fat ... See full bio »

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(age 72)

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Freaks Human Skeleton
1932

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 1981 Some Call Them... Freaks (TV Movie documentary)
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Other Works:

No Time for Comedy (1939). Written by S.N. Behrman. Scenic design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 17 Apr 1939- Sep 1939 (closing date unknown/185 performances). Cast: Katharine Cornell (as "Linda Eastbrook"), Laurence Olivier, Robert Flemyng, Margalo Gillmore (as "Amanda Smith"), Gee Gee... See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Trivia:

58 pound carnival side show entertainer who billed himself as "The Living Skeleton". In 1922 he married fellow side show entertainer 467 pound Baby Bunny Smith. See more »

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Aries

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