Jojo the Dog-Faced Boy

Jojo the Dog-Faced Boy

Fedor Jeftichew, a Russian-born sideshow performer (1868–1904) with congenital hypertrichosis, who was brought to the US in 1884 by circus impresario PT Barnum. Jeftichew, who was advertised as part man, part dog, obliged onlookers by dutifully barking on command.
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The most famous case was Russian showman Fedor Jeftichew who, under the stage name JoJo the dog-faced boy, toured Europe in the 19th century.
Barnum: The Greatest Showman on Earth'' is a brisk portrait, including an intriguing factoid nowhere to be found in any of the miniseries' four hours: In an effort to make live theater ``respectable,'' the man who gave us the Two-Headed Girl and JoJo the Dog-Faced Boy would excise potentially prurient passages from Shakespeare.