Frances Belle O'Connor

Frances Belle O'Connor

Birth
Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, USA
Death 30 Jan 1982 (aged 67)
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 178763811 · View Source
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American Entertainer. Born without arms, she made her living appearing in circus sideshows billed as "The Armless Wonder" or "The Living Venus de Milo", performing normal activities such as eating, drinking, writing, knitting, sewing and smoking a cigarette, using her feet. She started her career with AIG Circus, then from the mid-1920s to the mid-1940s, with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. She was featured in Tod Browning's 1932 cult film classic 'Freaks'. After retiring from performing, O'Connor, who never married or had children, died in relative obscurity of natural causes.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 178763811
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frances Belle O'Connor (8 Sep 1914–30 Jan 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 178763811, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .