The blow off attraction (an act for which an extra admission
is charged) was Dolly Reagen, from Saskatoon Sask. Canada.
She was discovered at her hometown fair selling raffle
tickets for a local charity. She joined the sideshow "For a
Life of Adventure". Born with a rare bone disease causing*
calcifying of the bones, she became an ossified woman, her
head, right arm. and hand can move, while she is otherwise
totally rigid. If dropped on the floor . her body would
shatter. At the time of our firs: association she was
married to "Pappy"
Reagen, a juggler. Becoming friends in 1946, Dolly has now
worked on our show since 1972. We have been and remain good
friends these many years. As this is written, Dolly is still
working on our show.
Dolly requires someone to care for her needs since she has
no mobility. She had an active sex life, having been married
and three times widowed.
She gets around well in an electric wheelchair. Dolly loved
horse races. On one occasion attending the horse races at a
fair where she was appearing, she became so enthusiastic
urging her favorite on, she followed the horses to the
finish Une on the outside of the fence as fast as her chair
When the announcer announced the winners he added "And
coming in last on the outside, the little lady in the
Photograph, Dolly Reagan, Dick