I so very much enjoyed watching Ward Hall on American Pickers. What a story he has to offer.  I know that Ward knew most of the sideshow performers and I purchased his book a few years ago, My Unusual Friends.


I have two questions that I believe Ward is the only person of the face of the earth that can answer.


Please ask him for me, if you will:



1. Betty Broadbent had an illegitimate child. What happened to that child?




2. Grace McDaniels, the Mule-faced woman: Where is she buried and where is her son buried?

Thank you in advance for your help in this and know it is very much appreciated, and please pass my admiration and gratitude on to Mr. Hall.


Mary B.


Thank you for writing.  We were the last show Betty Broadbent was with prior to her retirement. 


I am unaware that Betty ever had child.  


Also I have no information as to where Grace McDaniel or her  son Elmer are buried. It would be helpful to know where they were at the time of their deaths?

It is possible they are interred at the Greater Tampa Showman's Assn. Cemetery.  Here's a link to GTSA 


I hope the information is helpful.


John Robinson Sideshow World


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