Ursula Hill Lauppe

Ursula11Ursula Hill (1922-1999) was a German born juggler who started her career in 1940 and ended when she retired in 1976. She performed 7 rings, 5 sticks/clubs, combination tricks, 5 rings while going into the splits, and a four stick spread (two on the right and two on the left). She had a very early and important influence on Lottie Brunn. She had a very successful solo career for ten years before marrying juggler Gus Lauppe in 1950 and joining him, and eventually their son, as a team. Ursula retired from juggling in 1979.

dscf7054This is one of Ursula’s ball end clubs. Acquired as part of the Paul Bachman Collection.

ursulapedestalThis is Ursula’s acrylic head pedestal. Acquired as part of the Paul Bachman Collection.

ursulamouthstickThis is Ursula’s acrylic mouth stick. Acquired as part of the Paul Bachman Collection.

UrsulaClubThis is a cork club owned and used by Ursula Hill Lauppe and made by Paul Bachman. Donated by Paul Bachman.

Here’s a video of Ursula with her husband Gus Lauppe and their son, Don: video