American Experience

Ripley: Believe It or Not

Season 27 Episode 1 | 52m 25s

LeRoy Robert Ripley rose to fame during the Great Depression, transforming himself from a skinny, buck-toothed boy into an entertainer who mesmerized the nation with his razzle-dazzle blend of homespun Americana, colorful exotica and freakish oddities. Americans not only loved his bizarre fare, but were fascinated by the man himself.

Aired: 01/06/15

Expired: 01/06/18

Rating: NR

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