Annie Bell

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Annie (or Anna) Bell was born in St. Louis in 1873, daughter of a contractor. She started performing at age 12, meeting her future husband, famed Fat performer Chauncey Morlan, in a Chicago dime museum, when he was 14. It was love at first sight.

Annie performed in Europe for Barnum in 1889, and was billed as age 18, her weight was said to be 465 pounds, and she reportedly stood 6-foot 2-inches tall.