These Families are an inspiration to anyone who wishes to explore the world of show business.
These families might all have some interesting traits to say the least but they all have one thing in common is their rise to fame and success in show business is duly noted. Though each of these families has undergone their trials and tribulations, each one has proven that no matter what success is possible. What an inspiration to anyone who wishes to explore the world of show business.
1 Multi-Generational Family Sells 20 Million Albums Worldwide
Meet the Kelly family who had their claim to fame start nearly 45 years ago when the founder Daniel Kelly Sr. moved his young family from the United States to Spain. Unfortunately for Mr. Kelly he and his first wife separated soon after the move, and she left with one of their oldest children back to the states. Shortly after he met his second wife Barbara Ann Suokko in 1970 and together they had 8 more children. After that the rest is history as they say. The family became a well known form of entertainment in Europe and other parts of the world. They were noted for their long hair and their unique ability to perform an entourage of music ranging from rock and pop to folk. The band was quite successful and topped the charts on just about all their music until Mr. Kelly died in 2002.
2 Musical Triplets Earn Success Later In Life
Who says that age has anything to do with being successful. Indeed they have not heard about the Del Rubio Triplets who met success in their 60s when they were discovered by well-known Grammy songwriter Allee Willis. The trio who are distantly related to the late President Wilson had sung nearly 1000 songs from performers Nat King Cole to the Rolling Stones. These talented women had appeared on many comedies such as The Golden Girls, Married with Children and Full House. The trio went full steam until their sister Edith passed from cancer.
3 Well Known Dwarf Family from Wizard of OZ
The Doll family who also played on the classic 1932 show The Freaks had their hand in the film industry as well. In addition to their careers on this hit TV show,all four family members starred in the classic movie The Wizard of OZ. A tight-knit family this group of four performed together until the 1950s when they retired in Sarasota, Florida. The siblings had lived and worked together until their deaths.
4 Largest Family of Dwarf Performers Who Survived the Auschwitz Concentration Camp
The Ovitz family one of the largest dwarf families reported is a beacon of hope to any entertainer that has struggled. Their father Shimson Eizik Ovitz a well-known entertainer rabbi and dwarf fathered ten children. Seven of those children were dwarfs. This multi talented family formed their band and performed all over Europe and played their instruments and sang until 1944 when they were caught by the German government and put into the Auschwitz Concentration camps. It is there the family endured horrible painful experiments by the crazed Doctor Josef Mengele. The children were blinded, had painful bone marrow removal procedures and even had their teeth removed until they were freed from captivity on January 27, 1945. Several months before moving to Israel in May 1949 the family had resumed their performances until they retired in the 1950s. Most of the family members lived well into their 90s.