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Bonar Colleano (Bonar Sullivan)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Bonar Colleano was born in New York City. His name was Bonar Sullivan, but he took on his family's stage name when he joined the Colleano family acrobatic circus act at 5, then at 12 moved to England. Bonar's mother, part of the Colleano family act in her role as a comely contortionist met his father in Australia, her home country. One of Bonar's ancestors, a boxer, had emigrated to Australia from Ireland. His descendents developed their famous family circus act. Bonar was named after his Uncle Bonar, who is well-known among circus historians for his expertise walking the wire. Read more...

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The Way to the Stars 1945

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Character: An American Pilot

A Matter of Life and Death 1946

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Character: Tom Buchan

Escape by Night 1953

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Zarak 1956

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Fire Down Below 1957

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Character: David Laws

Stars in Your Eyes 1957

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