Circus Belli (Harry Belli) in Germany

Circus Belli (Harry Belli)

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Harry Edwin Stefan Belli (1914-1975) was one of 6 or 7 children all working in the circus of their parents in Germany, circus Belli.

Harry Belli married Elly Strassburger in 1957. In 1961, '62 and '63 the Circus Strassburger did not go on tour, but in those years Harry Belli went on tour in Holland as Circus Belli. The tiger on the horse-act was very spectacular, there where two little dogs in it as well. Harry was with this act also in Argentina, and when his circus stopped he went with this act to several other countries. Harry Belli died in the end of the seventies or around 1980.

Charly Ross, Mexico

Some of the Belli family migrated to Australia 1982. Rudy Belli (nephew of Harry Belli) had his own show for 5 years in Australia. He has 4 daughters. One of his daughters Rose is married to Dani Gasser and they own Circus Liliput in Switzerland. Rosita married David Meatchem, South African circus man. Pearl married Mark Williams a stage performer. I married Caroline and we run Circus Sunrise in Australia. Some of the Bellis still live in Germany.
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