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Updated: 07/26/2014 08:00:02AM

Gunther Gebel Williams, a real circus star

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY DIANA HARRIS
Guther Gebel Williams with his leopard, Kenny, who he carried on his shoulders during the show. Photo by Sam Harris, 1979.

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‘An awful lot of us former circus people live here in Venice,” said Charles Finley, a former Ringling Bros. circus performer. “Gunther Gebel Williams lived here with his family even after he retired from performing. He still worked a lot with the animals.

“I’ll tell you a story about him that happened during our last show here, the last circus show in Venice. 

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