eJuggle: Profiles

Morris Cronin – Early Juggling Innovator

Morris Cronin is a juggler who is mostly forgotten by history. However, his contributions and innovations still resonate in the art form today. Morris Cronin was an American juggler of Irish descent, born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. He was considered by most of his peers to be the greatest solo club juggler of the late 1800s. Vaudeville juggler and juggling historian, …

The Ferronis – Father and Son Juggling Stars

Vittorio Ferroni was known as the Rastelli on Horseback. Born in Italy, but from a long line of Russian circus performers, he began juggling on horseback in 1909 and was a very popular circus performer in the 1920s and 1930s. He performed many amazing routines while standing on the back of a galloping horse. He spun a basin on a …

Rudy Horn Obituary

The following obituary uses content from two previous IJA publications (a 1964 IJA Newsletter article by Bob Brock and a 1987 Juggler’s World Magazine article by Sandy Brown) as well as new content by author David Cain. ******** The juggling community has lost one of its brightest stars and biggest icons. Rudy Horn passed away on October 12th, 2018 at …

Newly Discovered Ollie Young Photos and Information

Three years ago I wrote an article on innovative juggler Ollie Young. Ollie (1875 – 1946) was from Columbus, Ohio (USA) and is remembered for a few notable reasons. First of all, he is credited as the inventor of kick ups with clubs and was one of the finest club jugglers prior to the twentieth century. He was the first juggler …

Obituary for John Tobin

Written by Deni Tobin (his child), for Charles Lewis Tobin, Brian Cunningham, Ben W, Elijah Finn, Asa, and especially my dad, John Carver Tobin My dad started juggling with his brother using wooden clubs in the 60s. My uncle shared that he was juggling clubs for the junior high basketball team in 9th grade to demonstrate dexterity. So it is …