He may not have top billing, but it was James Bailey who first entered the circus world. He joined the Robinson and Lake's Old Time Circus, and then the Cooper and Bailey Circus, way back in the 1860s. Barnum loaned his name to a local circus company starting in 1871, and five of the seven Ringling brothers started their circus act in 1884.
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