Mignon, the Penguin Girl

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Ruth Berry, born around 1910, was a prominent attraction from 1930-1965. She was born with phocomelia in all four limbs and her fingers were fused, giving her the appearance of having flippers. She was known professionally as "Mignon" or "Mickey Mignon" - "mignon" means "cute" in French. In her act, Ruth played the marimba, an African instrument similar to a xylophone.