The Great Gravityo
The Great Gravityo was the stage name of Albert Franklin Davidson (1880-1949), a multi-talented performer whose career spanned the first half of the 20th Century. He's one of many once-popular performers who are now all but forgotten. His specialty was pulling cars and lifting heavy weights with his hair, but he was also a sharpshooter, juggler, magician, and trapeze artist.
He performed right up to the end of his life, dying of a heart attack shortly after a performance at the age of 69. It's amazing he still had his hair at 69, given his occupation.
There was hardly any info online about him. But here's a brief description of his act I found in the Paris Texas News
(Sep 4, 1941):
Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
It wasn't easy separating the rubes from their hard earned cash, back in the day, apparently.
A true jack of all trades.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/06/12 at 09:02 AM
Tie those to his balls and I'll be impressed
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 05/06/12 at 11:17 AM
We featured a dude that did that trick a year or better ago. His name was HongRo if I remember correctly.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/06/12 at 11:24 AM
Sure it wasn't HungLo ? .. hehehehe
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 05/06/12 at 11:29 AM
Could have been, the dude had a pretty heavy accent.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/06/12 at 11:32 AM
Ouch! I HATE having my hair pulled.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 05/06/12 at 04:13 PM
He probably just used Super Glue to stick on his toupee.
Posted by Robert on 05/06/12 at 04:14 PM
I just was able to see him Military Draft sign up sheet.
I was struck by the fact that after signing his name he wrote his show billing under it. That is why I had to look him up.
Posted by Nancy in Southwest Utah on 09/14/12 at 12:01 AM
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