Albina Diana Lorraine Beatty , circus animal trainer in United States
Born 1931-12-24 in United States
dead 2010-12-20 in United States
, daughter of animal trainer Clyde Beatty and animal trainer Harriet Beatty .
She took her mothers name when her mother died in 1950, becoming Harriet Diana Lorraine Beatty. She married Edward William Say in 1953 and had three children.
While in high school, she became a circus performer during the summers with her fathers circus, The Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus. Inspired by both her parents’ love for wild animal acts and being a fourth-generation animal trainer, she started performing her own act when she and her husband bought her first set of two female lion cubs, Pam and Tam, from a zoo in Thousand Oaks, Calif. in 1959. Say routinely performed as a headliner with the Pan American Circus, Bartok Circus, Paul Kaye International Shows, Tom Packs Circus, Hamid Morton Circus and George Hubler Circus from 1960-1977 after which she retired from performing.
Harriet Albina Beatty Say Born: 1931-12-24
Father:Clyde BeattyBorn: 1903-06-10
Mother:Harriet EvansBorn: 1909