Frances O'Connor (performer)

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Frances O'Connor
Born (1914-09-08)September 8, 1914
Granite Falls, Minnesota
Died January 30, 1982(1982-01-30) (aged 67)
Long Beach, California
Occupation Entertainer

Frances Belle O'Connor (September 8, 1914, Granite Falls, Minnesota – January 30, 1982, Long Beach, California) was an American entertainer. Born without arms, she made her living appearing in circus sideshows as the armless wonder or the living Venus de Milo. She would perform normal actions such as eating, drinking, or smoking a cigarette with her feet.

O'Connor appeared in 1932's cult classic Freaks, directed by Tod Browning. The film revolves around a group of individuals with physical deformities.

Personal life[edit]

O'Connor never married. She died in relative obscurity in Long Beach, California, at the age of 67 in 1982.

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