Alice Bounds, "The Bear Girl"

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Not much is known about this Coney Island performer. According to her pitchbook, from the 1918 Dreamland Circus Sideshow, she was born in 1879, and spoke several languages. She performed with her mother Johanna, and starting in 1911 appeared at Coney Island. In 1913 Alice and her mother embarked on a European tour, but her mother Johanna died in 1916. Alice returned to Coney Island in 1918, and was part of The Ringling Brothers sideshow cast of 1919.