geisterseher: History and medical description of the two-headed girl : sold by her agents for her special benefit, at 25 cents (1869) Millie and Christine McCoy (1851-1912) (side show poster / freak show
Robert Owen Melvin (1920-1995) had neurofibromatosis that enlarged half his face. He was barred from school as a child but he excelled at math, and often helped with the bookkeeping for the sideshows. Bob first entered show business in 1949. When he married his longtime girlfriend Virginia in 1952, observers were heard to mutter that the match-up wouldn't last a year, but in fact it lasted more than forty. They had one daughter.