Friday, January 22, 2021




Chic Silber said...

Vlastic Valla Jr is from

a Czech family known as

"The Bertinis" his beautiful

wife Kim Sue (Wong) is the

daughter of Joanne Wilson

& Carl Wong

Chic Silber said...

Vlastic's aunt Olinka is

married to Tino Wallenda

Roger Smith said...

I've seen the family billed as the Strazan-Bertinis. We had the Bertinis with us on Castle in
'72 & '73. One day, Olinka came to my trailer door with her new-born daughter, and their beautiful new family had begun.

I first met Carl Wong on Gil Gray, in '57. They played Waco, Texas, down on 3rd & Webster, at the old Katy Ball Park, named for the nearby MKT Railroad. There I also met the Herriotts and the Willie Robin flying act. In the aftermath of the RBB debacle of 1956, Ringling veteran clown Paul Jerome was also on Gil Gray that season.