Carl Norwood, the Frog Boy

Carl_norwood02

Today is the birthday of Carl Norwood (1939-1976). He was born with a dwarfish condition, with tiny, twisted limbs. Billed as “the Frog Boy” or “the Frog Man” he worked for most of his career as part of a small show with “the Quarter Man”, Dick Hilburn. When Hilburn passed away in 1971, Norwood worked initially as a Single-O under the management of Hilburn’s widow, then an additional two years with Ward Hall’s side show. He was retired in Atlanta when he passed away at the age of 37.

To find out more about the variety arts past and presentconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famousavailable at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold. 

safe_image

And don’t miss my new book Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Media, also available from amazon.com etc etc etc

chain%20of%20fools%20cvr%20front%20only-500x500

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,395 other followers

%d bloggers like this: