Videos From The Vault # 5 – Gil Dova

One of my favorite jugglers all of time was Gil Dova. Gil passed away last year and I wrote an obituary for him that can be read by clicking here. The obituary contained three videos of Gil’s amazing act. Recently I came across three more videos of Gil’s act. Two are completely new videos and the third is a clearer (and in color) version of one that I had previously put online. I have digitized these three films and placed them online for this article. Watch and enjoy these wonderful recordings of one of history’s greatest silent comedy jugglers.

Gil’s entire act

Gil’s ball and club routines.

Gil’s cigar box act
After Gil passed away, his widow, the famed foot juggler Regina Baranton, donated most of his props to the Museum of Juggling History. You can read about that collection by clicking here and you can see these items by visiting the Juggling History Room at the 2017 IJA Festival.

David Cain is a professional juggler, juggling historian, and the owner of the world's only juggling museum, the Museum of Juggling History. He is a Guinness world record holder and 15 time IJA gold medalist. In addition to his juggling pursuits, David is a successful composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singer as well as the author of sixteen books. He and his children live in Middletown, OH (USA).

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