Welcome to my collection of biographies, short profiles & research findings into the lives, careers & ancestry of my great-grandfather, his family & cousins, some of whom toured the British Isles, Ireland, Europe, USA and other parts of the world from the 1850's performing in Circus, Music-Hall & Theatre and later Vaudeville & Variety.

 

 Firstly the man himself, Joe BOGANNY, Music-Hall Artiste, Acrobat & Comedian (1874-1943) who made fame during the early 1900's with his Troupe of Comedy Risley Acrobats, the Boganny's performing their popular and highly successful act, the 'Lunatic Bakers'.

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And secondly his father, my 2nd Great-Grandfather

'RASLUS' 

celebrated Slack-Rope Artiste & Equestrian Clown

aka

FRANK CLIFTON

'The American Gymnast'

who successfully managed careers of both sides of the Atlantic Ocean for 30yrs.

1842-1904

 

 

 

&

An A to Z of Joe Boganny's wider family of entertainers, personalities and noteworthy characters in the

" WHO WAS WHO GALLERY "

ALF ALVA, Cyril Boganny, Etty Boganny, CLIFTON BROTHERS, ADELE CANTOR, KENNY CANTOR,

DOLLY CLIFTON, ABE DANIELS, BROTHERS DANIELS, MO DANIELS, CLOWN DANO,

ELKA TROUPE, Alfred Eugene Gaertner, HENRY AARON ISAACS, RUFUS DANIEL ISAACS, RICKY KINANE,

VIC LEWIS, MARY 'POLLY' LLOYD, AARON MENDOZA, DANIEL MENDOZA, HARRIET PHIPPS,

RASLUS TROUPE, SONIA SEAL, PETER SELLERS, SARAH TOLEDANO, Betsy Yellowitch. 

All material documented on this website has been researched, accumulated & presented by James Bohun