Juggling Greats of the Past (A – J): A Video Survey

It happened again yesterday. A juggler contacted me and asked if there was one place online that they could turn to where they could see videos of the great jugglers of the past. I told them that there really wasn’t one place and ended up supplying them with a tons of various links. This has happened before, so there is obviously a desire for something similar in the juggling community. Therefore, I decided to write these two articles, consisting of the best (in my opinion) Youtube videos of the best historical jugglers. The jugglers listed here are either retired or have passed away. I hope these articles are a helpful resource to the entire juggling community. The videos included here are in alphabetical order by their last name unless they were mainly known by a single stage name. Jugglers whose names start with the letters K – Z will be in the next article. Many of these videos can’t be found through a Google or Youtube search, as they are unlisted. Also, please know that this is not intended to be exhaustive or anywhere close to that.

Eduard Abert

Felix Adanos

Pepito Alvarez

Wolfgang Bartschelly

Paolo Bedini

Evgeni Biljauer


Bob Bramson

Francis Brunn


Lottie Brunn

Rudy Cardenas

Charles Carrer

Joe Cook

Gil Dova

The Elgins

William Everhart

W. C. Fields

Boy Foy


Nino Frediani


Ugo Garrido

Anthony Gatto

Gypsy Gruss

Rudy Horn

Sergei Ignatov

Jenny Jaeger

Juggling Jewels

Johnny Joanides

Bobby Jule

Thanks for watching these. I hope that you saw some jugglers that you didn’t know about before. Stay tuned for part 2 of the list.

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 16 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 twenty-six books. He and his children live in Middletown, OH (USA).

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