Frieda Pushnik

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New York Times Obituary:

Frieda Pushnik Is Dead at 77; Turned Her Deformities Into a Career
By DOUGLAS MARTINJAN. 7, 2001

Frieda Pushnik, who used being born without limbs to achieve a remunerative career, not to mention a quirky celebrity, by appearing in Ripley's and Barnum's sideshows as the ''Armless and Legless Wonder,'' died of bladder cancer on Dec. 24 at her home in Costa Mesa, Calif. She was 77.