"I never wanted fame; I just wanted to be valuable," says Peggy Williams. Such a sentiment sounds terribly out of sorts in the age of selfies and YouTube stardom, where fame is the sole aspiration. For Peggy Williams, such a sentiment isn't hyperbole, it's simply the truth.
With her beloved Kansas in her heart and sawdust in her veins, Bernice continues to enjoy a thriving career in the world of the circus, her own land of Oz; she has also presided as Company Manager at Big Apple Circus and is currently working with Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity in Las Vegas, NV.
"Gino Cumeezi." That was my name. Great grandson of the infamous and toothless "Gums" Cumeezi. A cross between Charlie Chaplin, Jack Kerouac, and Grand Central Station. I like to think of Gino as a subversive public fool. A comic outlaw. A provocateur to the max. Truly one of New Yawk's "finest."