Carla Wallenda, Member of Famed High-Wire Act, Dies at 85

Carla Wallenda, a member of “The Flying Wallendas” high-wire act and the last surviving child of the famed troupe's founder, has died at the age of 85.

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Carla Wallenda has no fear of flying in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on July 16, 1982. Carla Wallenda, a member of  “The Flying Wallendas” high-wire act and the last surviving child of the famed troupe’s founder, has died. Her family said she died Saturday, March 6, 2021 in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo, file)
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Carla Wallenda, a member of “The Flying Wallendas” high-wire act and the last surviving child of the famed troupe’s founder, has died at the age of 85. Her son, Rick Wallenda, said on social media she died Saturday in Sarasota, Florida, of natural causes. She was the daughter of Karl Wallenda, who had founded the troupe in Germany before moving to the United States in 1928 to great acclaim. She…

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