James Anthony Bailey

James Anthony Bailey (4 Juli 1846 - 11 April 1906), dengan nama lahir James Anthony McGinnis, adalah seorang ringmaster sirkus Amerika Serikat.[2]

James Anthony Bailey
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LahirJames Anthony McGinnis
(1847-07-04)4 Juli 1847
Detroit, Michigan
Meninggal11 April 1906(1906-04-11) (umur 58)
Mount Vernon, New York
Sebab meninggalErysipelas
Dikenal atasCo-founder dari Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus [1]
Suami/istri
Ruth Louisa McCaddon
(m. 1868)
James Bailey House di Harlem, New York City

Pada saat berumur 25 tahun, ia sudah menjadi manajer sirkus Cooper dan Bailey. Ia lalu bertemu dengan P.T. Barnum dan bersama-sama mereka mendirikan Sirkus Barnum dan Bailey pada tahun 1881.

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  1. ^ Allen, Robert. "A strangled elephant, circus mishaps and Detroit's ties to 'The Greatest Show on Earth'". Detroit Free Press. Diakses tanggal 31 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "A Cesar Among Showmen. James A. Bailey, The Partner And Successor Of Barnum. He Is The Creator Of The Modern Circus. His Tremendous Energy And Working Ability. How He Became What He Is" (PDF). New York Times. April 19, 1891. Diakses tanggal 2007-07-21. One of the most modest little men that ever lived has been forced to the front by the death of P.T. Barnum. James Anthony Bailey for ten years has been Mr. Barnum's partner. He can, without exaggeration, be called the creator of the modern circus. He has lifted the circus to a standard that renders almost ridiculous the laws that once were so necessary for its regulation. 

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