George Lerch


George Lerch was a popular juggler and slack rope performer in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. He was quite skilled both on stage and on the slack rope. He juggled with balls, rings, clubs, devil stick, tennis racket and balls, balls and tube, and ball bouncing. One unique trick that George performed was to stand on a board balanced on a slack rope and bounce five balls off the board. Below are photos of some of his other unique slack rope tricks. George passed away on May 26th, 1975.


These are George Lerch’s props, donated by Alan Howard.