Ralle Frank

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Ralle Frank
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born 1912-05-06 in Germany
Dead 1983-06-02 in Germany
Country Germany

Title elephant trainer 1957-1958
Location at Circus Barlay (Olympia, Berolina) in Germany

Title owner 1947-1983
Location at Circus Atlas (Circus Frankello) in Germany

Title director 1932-1947
Location at Circus Arena Frank in Germany

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Biography details

George "Ralle" Frank , circus director in Germany

Born 1912-05-06 in Germany dead 1983-06-02 in Germany , son of director Georg Frank and assistant director Lucie Frank .

1911 Georg "Ralle" Frank Jr parents founded a small circus in 1911.

1931 they bought the elephant bull August from Hagencks Tierpark, who they later renamed as Sahib.

1932 when his father died 1932, Georg "Ralle" Frank Jr became director together with his mother Lucie.

1947 Ralle Frank founded Circus Frankello. Ralle Frankello toured under the name Circus Frankello, later with his son Philippe as Circus Atlas, while his other son Edmund toured as C. Frankello. A third son, Kalli Frank, has two sons, of which Carlos Frank is touring with the name Circus Atlas, and one african elephant bull on show.


Total: 5 children

  1. Elfriede Frank.
  2. Edmund Frank. Born: ?.
  3. Erwin Frankello Sr.. Born: 1930?. Dead: † 2001?
  4. Gisela Schmidt. Born: 1931-11-19.
  5. Kally Frank. Born: 1939-09-30. Dead: † 2011-10-20

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Ralle Frank
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Georg Frank


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Lucie Frank


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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director George "Ralle" Frank in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 February 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=282. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories director | circus | Circus Atlas (Circus Frankello) | Frank family | Born 1912 | Dead 1983 | People from Germany

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