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Grace Gilbert started her career not as a Bearded Woman, but as the wild girl Kee-Bo "Child of Fire," so named because of bright red hair which covered her body. It was claimed that she was "captured" in a Michigan pine forest. Early photos of her hairy pre-teen visage make her appear more in the genre of such performers as Krao, Lionetta and Percilla Bejano. She appeared in Chicago at Kohl and Middleton's South Side Dime Museum in November of 1885.
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