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Mignon, the Penguin Girl


Mignon, the Penguin Girl
glossy photograph from Kobel Collection, 7 x 5.25 inches, circa 1950
photographer: unknown

Mignon, the Penguin Girl, had a variety of phocomelia, or "seal limbs". In Mignon's case all four of her limbs were affected, leaving her looking very much like a penguin hence, her stage persona.

Mignon's real name was Ruth Davis. She gave birth to a son named Tony LaArgo.

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