Margaret Nearing (Margret Yvonne Allen)

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Freeport, Illinois, USA
American circus star Margaret Nearing was 4 when she sang for the troops in WWI. At 7, she and her sister Rose (9), without benefit of poles or umbrella's, were the youngest and only "song and dance" tight wire act in the world. The Davies Sisters grew up on the road, working circuses, rodeos, theaters and State Fair's across the country and in Hawai'i. Read more...