The Juggling Hall of Fame

If there were a juggling Hall of Fame, there are at least three people who were be named to it, hands down: Enrico Rastelli, Bobby May, and Francis Brunn.

Enrico Rastelli is considered by many to be the greatest juggler who ever lived. He died in 1931 and there are only a few known film clips of him performing. One clip shows him juggling four sticks, juggling six plates while spinning a ring on his leg and skipping rope, and bouncing soccer balls on his head.

Bobby May was considered one of the all-time great American jugglers. He had a five ball routine that featured throws under both legs, a move called the half-shower, a half-shower with shoulder throws, and a full shower. An existing film clip shows these tricks, concluding with a ball bouncing from his forehead to his neck, and rolling down his back; he catches it in a hat held between his legs while somersaulting forward.

Francis Brunn performed a trick on the Jack Benny show in 1961 that dazzles viewers to this day. He holds two large balls in his left hand. He holds another large ball in his other hand, and kicks yet another from his foot to his forehead. He begins spinning the ball in his right hand on one finger, bends forward and drops the ball from his forehead down his back, then straightens up and kicks it several times, sort of like a hackey sack.

Roy Pomerantz is a highly talented juggler who has spent a lifetime perfecting his skills.

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Roy Pomerantz juggles to entertain others and as a form of meditation. He believes that juggling spreads joy to others just like it has made him happy throughout his life. He juggles for both business and pleasure, while also performing for charities.