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December 18, 2006

Duina Zacchini Norman, human cannonball Duina Zacchini Norman, a member of a famed circus family who joined the human cannonball act when her brothers were drafted, died Wednesday in Nashville, where she had lived after a circus career that began on the trapeze when she was 16.

The Flying Zacchinis had traveled Africa and Europe during the 1920s and '30s, performing a cannonball routine perfected by her father, Edmundo Zacchini.

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