Polack Brothers Circus in United States


Polack Brothers Circus
Typecircus

Owner
Founded1931
Closed down1976
Country United States

DirectorsLouis P. Stern

Key People

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
1965: William "Buckles" Woodcock
(elephant trainer)
1946-1950: Cheerful Gardner
(elephant trainer)
-1965: Mac Macdonald
(elephant trainer)

Elephant keepers
Relevant literature
Description

Polack Brothers Circus, United States , was founded in 1931. Polack Brothers Circus closed down in 1976.


Comments / picturesInitially railroad carnivals that were operated by brothers Irving R. and Harry R. Polack. Alternative names: Rutherford Greater Shows, Polack Bros. World at Home Shows, Polack Bros. Greater Shows and Twenty Big Shows.

1919-03-20: Harry passed away at Brunswick, GA, age 42.

1931: Louis P. Stern became partner with Irving as founders of Polack Brothers Circus.

1949-07-13: Irving passed away in Van Nuys, CA, age 64. His widow Bessie (d. 1962) took over his share.

1976: Louis P. Stern sold the show.

References for records about Polack Brothers Circus

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Polack Brothers Circus, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=492. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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