Circus family's patriarch marks 80th birthday
Published 06/01/2012, Superior Telegram
Brian Dewhurst always knew he would be a circus act. The English performer was born into a family of knife throwers, jugglers and animal trainers. He made his professional debut on the European circus circuit at 13, with a boyhood education comprised of lessons in juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking and dancing on a tightrope. As an adult, he started his own circus troupe and entertained his two children by trimming the hedges while on stilts.Word count: 804
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