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The great Oofty Goofty also known in less fun terms as Leonard

The great Oofty Goofty also known in less fun terms as Leonard


The great Oofty Goofty (also known in less fun terms as Leonard Borchardt), sideshow performer extraordinaire. Billed as "The Wild Man of Borneo" h…

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... of Houston, his most documented Texas endurance performance was presented in the Oriental Hotel in Dallas. Oofty Goofty Houston Post

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Portuguese-born Isadore Gomez was a Barbary Coaster with a different tack than most. Izzy always followed his heart rather than a quick buck.

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But it should not be forgotten that the outlandish costumes and often surreal scenes were not able to mask a great voice too. Janet Lynn Roseman, in her ...

Leonard Borchardt's “Oofty Goofty” Leonard Borchardt's first glimpse of America was brief. The fourteen year old stowaway from Berlin was discovered en ...

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Television Academy's 66th Emmy Awards Dynamic and Diverse Nominee Reception held at the

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Mindful that the huge hats she wore might have diverted the audience's attention from the skill in her performance, she derived immense satisfaction as she ...

... but with mixed success.

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presents an 'Evening with Cougar Town

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As historians, we like to correct others' misconceptions of history. Here are some myths about Levi Strauss and his company: • Levi Strauss invented jeans ...

Before heading east recently for a week in New York City, I conducted an Internet search for NYC walks and came across Big Onion Walking Tours.

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The United States found itself mired in recession in the first years of the 1890s. San Francisco and the state of California suffered with the rest.

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