Minnie was "rescued" from a mental asylum and was referred to as Minnie Ha Ha in her sideshow entertainment career.
She suffered from a rare congenital growth skeletal disorder called Virchow-Seckel syndrome, which caused her to have a very short stature, a small head, a narrow bird-like face with a beak-like nose, large eyes with an antimongoloid slant. Bald, toothless, and either completely blind or very short-sighted. She would appear in a Native Indian American costume and speak gibberish.
People with rare medical conditions where seen as freaks and science experiments
If your looking for an interesting and haunting performance full of bizarre oddities, be sure to shocked, delighted and entertained by going along to see Sarah Houbout's interpretation of Minnie Haha, Koo-Koo the bird girl.