Johnny Eck (August 27, 1911 - January 5, 1991), AKA "The Living Half Boy," was born John Eckhardt.[1] He was eighteen inches tall and weighed 57 pounds. But, that's not what made his famous. He had no legs and he crawled around on his hands. He also had a twin brother named Robert, who had legs. He started show-business when he began performing with a magician. His twin would get and stage and be "sawed in half" and then Johnny would come out. Johnny is most famous for his role in the movie Freaks.


Johnny Eck


  1. American Sideshow: An Encyclopedia of History's Most Wondrous and Curiously Strange Performers
  • On this one I pretty much just searched google. Feel free to do the same.

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