Welcome to joeboganny.co.uk which documents the lives, careers and ancestry of my great-grandfather, his father, their family and cousins, many of whom toured the British Isles, Ireland, Europe, the USA, and other parts of the world from the 1850's, performing in Circus, Music-Hall, Theatre, Vaudeville and Variety.
Presented by James Bohun, Joe Boganny's great-grandson.
Joe Boganny, Acrobat, Comedian, Circus, Music Hall & Variety Artiste, 1874-1943, son of Frank Clifton aka Raslus. Joe made fame during the early 20thC with his Company of Comedy Risley Acrobats, The Boganny Troupe, performing popular and highly successful acts including the 'Lunatic Bakers'.
Frank Clifton the 'American Gymnast' and Equestrian Clown, 1842-1904, a pupil of Hiram W. Franklin, also appeared in the UK & Ireland as Raslus, the celebrated slack-rope performer, who successfully managed careers on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean for thirty years.
A-Z Gallery of Mr. Boganny's wider family of entertainers, personalities & noteworthy characters:-
ALF ALVA....Sam Bernard....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
HEATH LEDGER....VIC LEWIS....MARY 'POLLY' LLOYD....Wilkes Lloyd....
AARON MENDOZA....DANIEL MENDOZA....HARRIET PHIPPS....RASLUS TROUPE....
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All material documented here at joeboganny.co.uk has been researched & accumulated by
your Host, James Bohun.