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Doris Arndt, circus animal trainer – obituary
July 18, 2018 telegraph Leave a Comment
Doris Arndt, who has died aged 89, was a petrol station attendant’s daughter who joined the German Circus Barclay and made her professional debut in the 1947-48 winter season billed as “Lola, the youngest tiger’s bride in the world today”. Later billed, variously, as “Dorita, the tiger’s bride” and simply as “Bianca,” she appeared with several circuses and also worked with lions and a variety of bears, including a troupe of 12 polar bears. In the 1957 summer season she took the bears to Britain, billed as “the world’s most fearless lady trainer with her beautiful snow white Arctic monsters”. Dressed in Nordic folk costumes, she and her then husband Alfons Arndt took the animals through a variety ...
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