Billy Raye


Billy Raye (1927-2000) was a Swedish juggler and unicyclist whose real name was Olof Bergstrom. Billy and his family, who were also variety performers, moved to the United States in the 1950s. Billy performed all over the world and worked with many celebrities. He toured with the Harlem Globetrotters. Beginning in the mid 1960s, he specialized in performing in ice skating shows.


These are Billy Raye’s clubs from the end of his career. They are Dube airflites decorated with vinyl tape. Donated by Rebecca Ostroff.