Baby Thelma

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Baby Thelma billed herself as a comedy or, most often, a dance act - not as a sideshow freak. Purported to weigh 585 lbs. at the peak of her career, the charismatic Thelma Williams (born into a California family who were all impressively sized) excelled at tap and hula dance, and was said to bring in more money than the burlesque girls.

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