American Vaudeville Museum

All material 1998-2012 American Museum of Vaudeville, Inc. Page 62

The Hilton Sisters

The Hilton Sisters are famous now through the Broadway musical, Side Show, but the true story of the success of these Siamese twins was surviving their childhood and being exhibited as freaks. Their release from bondage was too improbable to make credible fiction. A woman named one of the Hilton girls as a correspondent in her divorce action! During a subsequent interview with a lawyer the girls confided their plight and the lawyer helped them win their freedom.