Koo-Koo by Holley BakichClose-up of Koo-Koo

Minnie Woolsey was born in 1880 and appeared in the infamous 1932 Tod Browning movie, Freaks. She was also called the "Blind Girl From Mars." She had Seckel's Syndrome (also called "bird-headed dwarfism"), which is characterized by short stature, beak-like nose, large ears, sparse hair and teeth, mental retardation, and club foot. She was also almost blind. However, her appearance in Freaks is a wonderful, exuberant dance that shows a deep joy for life.