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Stratton, (Charles Sherwood) “General Tom Thumb”

(1838–83) celebrity; born in Bridgeport, Conn. His parents were of normal height, but he grew to only 40 inches and weighed only 70 pounds. He joined P. T. Barnum's museum at the age of four; at age six, Barnum took him to Europe where he entertained royalty and caused a sensation. He toured the U.S.A. (1847–52) and then went into semiretirement. He married Lavinia Warren, another dwarf, in 1863; they had one daughter who died young. On his death it was found that he had squandered the fortune he had made.
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It was there that she met Charles Stratton, a little person known to the world as "Tom Thumb".
The exhibits include bearded lady Lettie Lutz (Keala Settle), dwarf Charles Stratton (Sam Humphrey) and high-flying trapeze siblings WD and Anne Wheeler (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Zendaya).
Exhibits include bearded lady Lettie Lutz (Keala Settle), dwarf Charles Stratton (Sam Humphrey) and trapeze siblings WD and Anne Wheeler (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Zendaya).
Among its acts were Charles Stratton, aka General Tom Thumb, a 19th century child performer.
Born Charles Stratton, Tom Thumb was Barnum's distant cousin and most recent success story.
THE REAL TOM THUMB: HISTORY'S SMALLEST SUPERSTAR (BBC4, Tuesday, 9pm) HE may have only been 31-inches tall, but Charles Stratton was a showbiz giant - in fact, he could make a claim to being the first ever global celebrity.
Charles Stratton, who never quite reached 3 1/2 feet in height and whose stage name was General Tom Thumb, was a distant cousin of Barnum, who persuaded the child's parents to let him train the child as a performer and travel the world.
Marlis Schweitzer, for example, asks what it means that a piece of General Tom Thumb's (Charles Stratton's) wedding cake, which she serendipitously called forth at the Library of Congress, was given to Harrison Grey Fiske forty-two years after the marriage of P.T.
Charles Stratton, director of the clinical microbiology laboratory at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
The couple raise two daughters, Caroline (Austyn Johnson) and Helen (Cameron Seely), and PT vows to provide for his family by establishing a museum of living curiosities including bearded lady Lettie Lutz (Keala Settle), dwarf Charles Stratton (Sam Humphrey) and high-flying trapeze siblings WD and Anne Wheeler (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Zendaya).
He was, in fact, just six years old (Charles Stratton was born on January 4, 1838, in Bridgeport, Connecticut)."