Juggler Stage Name Game – The Results

As I stated a month ago, I was recently asked what my real name was by a magician. I told him David Cain was my real name, although I admitted that in day to day life away from the juggling world, I generally go by Dave. Nevertheless, he was surprised that I had been born with such a “stage-ready name”, as he called it. His real name was very hard to pronounce and spell, so he went by a stage name, as is quite common in the world of show business. Many of the most famous acting and music stars are not known by the name on their birth certificates. The same is true, to a lesser extent, in the world of juggling. This was especially the case in earlier times. The magician’s question got me thinking about jugglers’ stage names. A month ago I decided it might be fun to put together a quick little game for the juggling community to play and today eJuggle is publishing the results. Below are the real names of well-known jugglers, followed by their stage names. I’ve also included several photos of some of the jugglers that haven’t been published online before, as well as a few that have.

1. Mr. Commarota – Anthony Gatto

2. Ms. Freidberg – Cindy Marvell

3. Mr. Krakow – Dieter Tasso

4. Mr. Kuhn – Ernest Montego

5. Dan Jeffery – Barnaby

6. Karl Karrer – Charles Career

7. Cinthia Buitron – La Flaka

8. Mr. Spah – Gil Dova

9. Mr. Francis – Dick Franco

10. Zsilak Gyorgy – Fudi

11. Francisco Tebar Saez – Gran Picaso

12. Gerald Greenberg – Jay Green

13. Harold Hart – Hap Hazard

14. Bjorn Gammals – Henrico

15. Jens Thorwachter – Jeton

16. Joe Pegnato – Bobby Jule

17. Michael Steiner – Kara

18. Mr. Kiktev – Viktor Kee

19. Mr. Moreira – Albert Lucas (or David Lee / David Lucas)

20. Mr. Loksa – Johnny Lux

21. Ludwig Mayer – Bobby May

One of these clubs can be found in the Museum of Juggling History

22. Leon Svendsen – Lee Marx

23. Mr. Neisser – Mark Nizer

24. Giulia Stutzbarth Perez – Luly Perezoff

25. Adolph Behrend – Salerno

26. Ms. Kleinbarth – Edith Sandor

27. Mr. Fifield – Ty Tojo

28. Paul Burke – Waldo

29. Didier Dupin – Arsene

30. Mr. Emil Otto Braun – Cinquevalli

31. Martha Firschke – Trixie

32. Thomas CromwellKnox – Chinko

33. William Claude Dukenfield – W.C. Fields

34. Arthur Kaulfuss – Mac Sovereign

35. Paul Pickelmann – Paolo Piletto

36. Gerhard Scholz – Erik Van Aro

37. Waldemar Pätzold – Asra

38. Mr. Renner (the son) – Bob Bramson

39. Mr. Fomitcheff – Serge Flash

40. Paul Wingrave – Rupert Ingalese

41. Dora Forster – Rogana

42. Peter Elliott – Woodrow

43. Mr. Hanus – Felix Adanos

44. Victor Kopelky – Tux

45. Alfred Wolf – King Repp

46. Heinrich Goldschmidt – Toscanelli

47. Peter Mark Nielsen – Pemani

48. Thomas Horton – Anglo

49. Joseph Henry Stephens – Zarmo

50. Joseph Stadtmuller – Rosani

51. Jesse C. Goodhue – Youna

52. Bert Elliot – Stetson

53. Antole Dedessus le Moutier – Toly M

54. Albert Stevens – Rebla

The winner of the contest was Robin Gunney, who got all the answers correct on the very first day. Congrats, Robin.

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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