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On June 4th 2007 Capt Don Leslie peacefully slipped through the eye of the needle laying in fetal position and passed Into the Big Circus in the Sky.

 

He Lived his life to the Hilt!

 

Mr. G. and Madame Chinchilla

 

 

 

Shows Capt. Don Leslie Worked

 

 

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Don Leslie was a professional entertainer with many years in the business.

 

First trained by Carlos Leal and later by Alex Linton, two of the best ever to grace a circus sideshow stage, Capt Don carved out a place for himself in outdoor showbiz history.

When he worked for our show in the late 1980s, Don had recovered from alcoholism and was a real asset to our tour.

 

As a performer, he was a Tattooed Man, Human Blockhead, Fire Eater, World Champion Sword Swallower, Lecturer and Talker plus could do many other acts in the show such as blade box, bed of nails, and human pincushion in the blow.

 

We shared living quarters while on the road. He brought out his son and daughter who also worked the show while in New England (Don was from Mass.)

 

He was a confirmed atheist, had no use for Christianity, and ran off anyone trying to convert him to the faith. We stayed in contact over the years.

 

He was a true showman and a unique personality who will be missed by all who knew him...

 

Jeff & Sue Murray - Harmur Shows......

 

 

This is a true tragedy. Capt. Don was a very good friend as well as mentor. He was also a very accomplished musician for those of you that did not know. I will sorely miss this man.

 

I do ask one thing of everyone.....that either knew him or knew of him...

 

Don always said "We come not to be honored, but to be remembered".

 

Please, those of you who knew him, NEVER forget him!!

 

He will be in my heart for the rest of my life.
 

Ses Carny

 

'Captain' Don Leslie

World Record Sword Swallower Lived Colorful Life

 

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