Friday, February 23, 2007

Carl Norwood - The Frog Boy

Born on March 4, 1939 in Atlanta, GA, Carl Norwood suffered from a case of parastremmatic dwarfism, resulting in a diminutive body with deformed, twisted limbs.
Norwood found work exhibiting his contorted frame with another human oddity -- the Half Man, Dick Hilburn. Billed as the Frog Boy, Norwood worked a Single-O show for many years until Hilburn’s death in 1971. Afterward, Hilburn’s wife helped him extend his amphibious career by sending him to Ward Hall’s sideshow. Norwood worked just two more seasons before retiring. He passed away just a few years later at home in Atlanta on Feb. 24, 1976.


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